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Stabenow Calls on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
As the White House finalizes its emergency declaration on opioid abuse, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) called on President Trump to follow the recommendations of his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and allow the government to negotiate lower prices for naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and access to naloxone is critical given the magnitude of the opioid epidemic. Stabenow made the request in a letter to President Trump that was signed by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Angus King (I-ME), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Al Franken (D-MN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
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