Fighting the Opioid Crisis
- Holding Big Drug Companies Accountable: In 2016, over 1,500 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses. Opioids have become an increasingly serious public health crisis for our communities, especially in the 13th District. Kathy will stand up against big pharmaceutical companies who have played a significant role in creating and fueling this crisis. For far too long, Washington politicians have failed to hold big drug companies accountable for their actions, all while those politicians line their pockets with special interest campaign contributions. Kathy will be free to go after outrageous drug prices because she won’t be taking campaign contributions from the same companies that are overcharging people for much needed medications.
- Keeping Our Communities Healthy: Kathy will also fight to ensure that our communities have the resources they need to address the health crisis happening on the ground. Kathy supports treatment programs that focus on rehabilitation to ensure former users become healthy, stay healthy, and are able to become productive members of society.