- Rob Portman, Amy Klobuchar: Addiction to heroin and prescription drugs is an epidemic spreading across our country
- They say their new legislation would close loophole thhat lets synthetic heroin get into the US via the postal service
Rob Portman, a Republican, is a senator from Ohio, and founder of PreventionFIRST!, Cincinnati's community anti-drug coalition. He is the author of several laws aimed at fighting the addiction epidemic. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and, as the former Hennepin County Attorney, has long led local and national efforts to curb drug abuse and help people overcome addiction. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)Addiction to heroin and prescription drugs is an epidemic spreading across our country. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death, taking one American life every 12 minutes.