The Clinton Foundation is trying to bring down the cost of an anti-opioid overdose drug and make it more available, Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham Clinton5 ways politics could steal the show at Oscars Lewandowski: Perez ‘doesn’t understand what’s going on in America’ Five takeaways from the Scott Pruitt emails MORE said Tuesday.
Speaking during the 2014 National Council for Behavioral Health Conference, the potential future Democratic presidential candidate said the Clinton Foundation “is making naloxone a priority.”
On a personal level, Clinton told the audience of two people she knew, including a former intern, who had died from an overdose of alcohol and an opioid. Now, she says her family’s foundation is using its experience reducing the cost of HIV drugs in Africa to make the drug more accessible in the U.S.
Earlier this year Attorney General Eric HolderEric H. HolderPerez wins bid to lead Democratic Party Dems fear divisions will persist after DNC chair election Michael Moore touts Ellison for DNC chair: ‘We need fresh blood’ MORE touted the life-saving properties of naloxone and encouraged states to pass Good Samaritan laws to allow people suffering from an overdoses to get treatment without fear of prosecution.
More recently, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new auto-injector that will make it much easier for people without medical training to treat people suffering from an overdose.