No state has been hit harder by the opioid epidemic than Pennsylvania. It’s taken children, parents, friends, neighbors and destroyed countless lives along the way.
Bill has seen first-hand the lives it has destroyed. As U.S. Attorney, Bill went after drug dealers, overprescribing doctors, pharmaceutical companies, and other distributors for their illegal roles in perpetuating the spread and abuse of opiate drugs.
His office also delivered $159 million in grants to fund mentoring opportunities, family drug court programs, research, and drug monitoring programs to raise awareness and aid in prevention and recovery. And when the City of Philadelphia tried to open heroin injection sites and make our streets and families less safe, Bill successfully stopped it.
Disaster declarations aren’t enough. As Governor, Bill will prioritize ending the destruction and devastation caused by the opioid epidemic.