Warren unveils $100 billion plan to tackle opioid crisis

Warren unveils $100 billion plan to tackle opioid crisis

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to spend $100 billion over 10 years to help states and territories hard hit by the opioid epidemic. Warren unveiled her plan for tackling the crisis, called the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency Act (CARE), on Wednesday. Warren called the proposal ’a comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis’.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 year

Exhibit A. San Francisco (Democratic Party Controled): Free needles program ment for Heroin and Drug addicts to prevent the spread of disease. As only increased polution, public safety concerns, the spread of drug addiction and disease, collapse of the traveling business to San Francisco. Here is my point: This is the stance on which the democratic party is supporting. How will $100 billion for the opioid epidemic be spent if the democratic party's solution is to give free needles.

Sir_Kutz 1 year

Want to end the opioid epidemic? Hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their drugs, hold doctors who treat with only drugs accountable, and finally stop the flow coming from Mexico. Over the last 10 years I have lost 7 people to opioids, all drugs came from Mexico.

Weaponeer (Low Speed)
Weaponeer (Low Speed) 1 year

I wouldn’t vote for her to run a garage sale let alone the country. Her plan to throw money at a problem while ignoring others seems to be a common theme for democrats. Fix the border and immigration first and that will start as a solution to the drug crisis. Hit the crooked politicians and drug companies with exorbitant fines and prison time second.

GreenMachine 1 year

So we tax successful citizens to treat drug addicts over 10yrs. but we won't put up preventive measures to keep drugs from coming in or help these ppl to be more successful and not get hooked on drugs. Prevent or cure. Treatment is just a slow expensive way to die.

EpochPrime 1 year

If it doesn't involve a federal declassification of cannabis as a schedule 1 drug, it's probably not going to work. For those that don't know, the federal classification of a schedule 1 drug is: 'No known medical uses'. Which is total BS, the FDA just approved a cannabis based anti-nausea medication. A lot of current opioid addicts are that way because the doctor prescribed opioid painkillers for mild pain like back pain, instead of much milder CBD base painkillers/anti-inflammatory drugs. The addiction window for opioids is very short ~2weeks. So if you have the mild pain for a longer period of time than 2 weeks and your are taking opioids, then your chances of becoming addicted to opioids are super high. Not so with cannabis (not saying that cannabis isn't addictive just a lot less so than opioids).

Max Maidment
Max Maidment 1 year

Why do the left think you can just throw money at any problem to solve it and if it gets worse instead of better its because of muh capitalism and billionaires

IIZard 1 year

100 billion dollars? She's Dr Evil holding the world hostage.

Steve Scotts
Steve Scotts 1 year

The opioid crisis is bigger than the border crisis??!!??!!

Big Bad BoogieMan
Big Bad BoogieMan 1 year

I can't take her seriously after all of her Russia gate conspiracy nonsense

The Biggest Bird
The Biggest Bird 1 year

Very flattering photo

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Maybe try and find out where the drugs are coming from. over prescribing by corrupt doctors is an issue.

Matthew McGowan
Matthew McGowan 1 year

so they provide needles in San Francisco, I don't think Dems' ideas on fixing a drug problem is the way to go. on top of that, 100 billion? what about 5 billion for the wall

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