There is no argument that the rise in opioid abuse needs to be addressed. Each party has a plan they back.
Rep. Andy Biggs received from National Beer Wholesalers Assn: $10k, UnitedHealth Group: $1k, National Assn of Health Underwriters: $1k on Opioids
Senator Mike Braun received from National Assn of Health Underwriters: $7k, Susan B Anthony List: $5k, National Beer Wholesalers Assn: $5k, plus $10.5k from others on Opioids
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FOR Republicans

The republican platform supports the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which focuses on the frontlines battling opioid abuse. Examples include drug awareness, limiting prescriptions, and making the reversal drug Naloxone readily available to first responders. source

FOR Democrats

The democratic platform supports the CARE act, which focuses on regulating the systems that make opioids available. It would fund $100 billion over ten years to battle the opioid crisis. They also support penalties on companies that contribute to the rising problem and harsher restrictions on opioid prescriptions. source


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