Opioids Addiction Crisis About 'Responsibility' Says NH Congressional Candidate MacKenzie
Congressional candidate Mark MacKenzie talked to NH1.com about the issues plaguing the Granite State on Tuesday.
MacKenzie, a longtime member of the Manchester Fire Department, has moved up in the ranks to become a fire captain. He is a Democrat running in the 1st District.
When talking about the opioid crisis, MacKenzie weighed in on what's going on on the front lines and how we can help drug users get past addiction.
"Here's the issue, pharmaceutical companies have to start taking some responsibility for it. The medical community has to start taking some responsibility for it," MacKenzie said. "We are a nation full of opiate drugs, you go to other parts of the world and that's not the case."
In a recent Wallethub study, New Hampshire ranked third for drug use problem areas in 2018.
MacKenzie weighed in on giving back to the community saying, " We've got to do the best we can to help people get back on their feet."
Watch the full interview with "Talk to NH" above.
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