The opioid crisis hasn’t slowed in either of the states represented by Portman and Carper. In Ohio, 3,431 of the 4,854 drug-related deaths in 2017 were the result of fentanyl, an increase because of the drug being mixed into cocaine and methamphetamine. In Delaware, 210 of the 348 people that died from overdoses were killed by fentanyl, per WDEL. (A reminder that Ohio’s population is over 10 times that of Delaware’s.)


With the opioid crisis only deepening around the country—and with soulless pharmaceutical companies gatekeeping these drugs—Wednesday’s announcement by kaléo should serve as an important reminder that calling out assholes for being assholes can still work, especially if you happen to be a sitting U.S. senator.