State of Illinois Archives: on Drugs


Raja Krishnamoorthi: Opioid abuse blights our nation; more funds to fight it

The growing crisis of opioid abuse is a blight on our community and on our nation. Such drugs include heroin, but also prescription medicine like oxycodone, codeine, and methadone.

Raja recognizes that opioid abuse is a national crisis that requires swift action. There are two significant holes in the most recent federal legislation that threaten its usefulness: