Tim Fox on Drugs



Hold opioid manufacturers accountable for recklessness

Fox sued two major distributors of prescription painkillers, saying they're partly responsible for a tidal wave of drugs that have led to addiction, deaths and illegal sales. "It is time to hold these companies accountable for their reckless behavior, which put profits ahead of public safety," he said. The lawsuit said McKesson Corp. and Cardinal Health should have reported to authorities the suspiciously large and frequent orders of opioid drugs they brought into Montana from 2006-2014.
Source: KTVH-Helena on 2020 Montana gubernatorial race , Mar 26, 2020

Substance abuse is number one crisis in state

Democratic governors have failed to adequately address the substance-abuse crisis, Fox asserted. "The substance-use disorder crisis is the number-one crisis in our state," he said. "We all know somebody who knows somebody who's had an issue." Fox is proud of his record on tackling substance abuse in Montana since he became attorney general in 2013. He worked with the Montana Senate on a bill that combats "doctor-shopping" by opiate addicts and limits opioid prescriptions for certain patients.
Source: Daily Inter Lake on 2020 Montana governor race , Sep 28, 2019

Need more treatment options, like drug treatment courts

We need more treatment options. I brought a bill to expand and create a steady funding stream for drug treatment courts. Treatment courts are a proven alternative to incarceration for many in our justice system who struggle with substance abuse. This year's legislation is a step in the right direction, but it cannot be the final step.
Source: Helena Independent Record OpEd: 2020 Montana governor race , Jul 15, 2019

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Albert Olszewski
Brian Schweitzer
Casey Schreiner
Corey Stapleton
Gary Perry
Greg Gianforte
Mike Cooney
Reilly Neill
Steve Bullock
Whitney Williams
MT Senatorial:
Albert Olszewski
John Driscoll
John Mues
Jon Tester
Matt Rosendale
Mike Cooney
Steve Bullock
Steve Daines
Susan Good Geise
Wilmot Collins

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D) vs.Murray(R) vs.Bonini(C)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R) vs.Pisano(C)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R) vs.Peterson(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R) vs.Culp(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D) vs.Salango(D)
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