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Rivers of drug-fueled money

Purdue Pharma had a big plan.

Hook people on opioids like OxyContin. Lean on groups like the World Health Organization to look the other way. And then turn their backs on the victims when people became addicted and started dying.

That's the opioid crisis in America, and it's a signal that health care in our country is in grave danger.

It's a multi-pronged assault:

  • Companies like Purdue get people hooked on their drugs, then try to weasel out of responsibility for a crisis they helped cause.
  • Other drug companies develop life-saving medications, but then jack up the prices and hold patients hostage to their profits.
  • They bankroll Republican campaigns, funding people who promise to cut regulations on health care and protect Big Pharma.
  • Industry executives, lobbyists, and insiders are appointed to major positions of power, who spend their days undermining our health care system.

Americans can't afford for Big Pharma to call the shots anymore. I've proposed solutions like barring them from gouging Americans with prices far higher than they charge in other countries, and making them pay for an opioid treatment surge.

Want to help hold Big Pharma accountable for all they've done? Elect Democrats in 2020. Donate today, help us blast through our September online goal, and let's win back the Senate.

And when we do, we'll get big change: policies that put our health ahead of Big Pharma's profits!

Donate today. Take on Big Pharma. Take back the Senate in 2020.


Posted on September 19, 2019.

Born in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Jeff Merkley has never lost touch with his working class roots.

As a U.S. Senator, he works every day to create opportunity for working families, stop the corruption of our democracy, and tackle the climate crisis.

A workhorse and a progressive champion, Jeff Merkley is leading a movement to get our country back on track.

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