Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Drugs Ron DeSantis stated on June 16, 2021 in a press conference: “That meth … it’s almost all coming across the southern border and it’s been accelerating for the last six months.” Tammy Baldwin stated on March 23, 2021 in News release: "Over the past decade, drug prices have risen at three times the rate of inflation." Melissa Agard stated on February 10, 2021 in Twitter: "Youth usage of marijuana has actually gone down in states that have fully legalized.” Congressional Leadership Fund stated on September 25, 2020 in a campaign ad: Says Sri Kulkarni attended “notorious desert drug parties” and was arrested for cocaine. Duty and Honor stated on August 7, 2020 in a campaign ad: Sen. Steve Daines “voted to give billions in tax breaks to big drug companies even as they raised prices.” John Cornyn stated on June 11, 2019 in a tweet: "Texas remains one of the most severely impacted states from drug trafficking. Nearly 3,000 Texans died from drug related deaths in 2017 – with half being overdoses involving opioids." Cindy O’Laughlin stated on February 14, 2019 in an opinion piece: "When comparing state by state, the data clearly demonstrates that over 20 other states with (Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) are still substantially worse off than Missouri in terms of curbing the effects of opioid abuse." Shelley Moore Capito stated on January 22, 2019 in a tweet: "Thanks to successful federal, state, and local efforts, preliminary statistics show opioid overdose deaths are down 8.5% in West Virginia." Phil Scott stated on October 10, 2018 in campaign debate: "We had a waiting list in Chittenden County when I came into office of about 700. ... We opened a new treatment hub in St. Albans, and it reduced that number to zero." Chris Sununu stated on June 26, 2018 in an interview: "Every time they’ve done those border patrols, they’ve taken out people who have trafficked drugs. That’s the federal government’s role. They’re doing their job." Ron DeSantis stated on June 2, 2018 in during a BBQ : "The bulk of the problem with the opioid epidemic is the fentanyl and all the synthetic drugs coming across the southern border." Claire McCaskill stated on November 22, 2017 in a press release: "Fentanyl is now killing more Americans than heroin or any other opioid." Joe Manchin stated on October 22, 2017 in An MSNBC interview: Says West Virginia is "down to around 50 percent of the adult workers who are actually working now because of addiction or conviction." Donald Trump stated on August 8, 2017 in a briefing on opioids: "At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer federal prosecutions than in 2011, so (prosecutors) looked at this scourge (opioid deaths) and they let it go by." Tom Price stated on May 10, 2017 in press conference about opioid addiction: "I think if you look at the entire federal government and the president’s commitment to (fighting opioid addiction), you’ll see that there are actually hundreds of millions of dollars increase on this issue." Brad Schimel stated on March 12, 2017 in an interview: In America, "more people die from" prescription narcotic painkillers "than from heroin and cocaine combined." Wayne LaPierre stated on February 24, 2017 in a speech at CPAC: "According to the FBI, Mexican drug cartels are working with 100,000 street gang members in Chicago alone." End Citizens United stated on August 22, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin voted to "force seniors to pay more for prescription drugs." Gary Johnson stated on August 3, 2016 in a town hall meeting: Legal prescription drugs "statistically kill 100,000 people a year, (but) there are no documented deaths due to marijuana." Louie Gohmert stated on May 10, 2016 in House floor remarks: "Of all the people in federal prison for possession of illegal substances, 77 percent of them are not citizens of the United States." Pete Gallego stated on April 22, 2016 in Pete Gallego campaign press release: Says Will Hurd "cosponsored a bill that would militarize our border and allow 200 miles of new roads to be built in the Big Bend region -- cutting up our beloved park." Rob Portman stated on May 17, 2016 in a radio interview: Ohio is "probably top five in the country, sadly, in terms of heroin overdoses. It’s now exceeded car accidents as the No. 1 cause of death in Ohio." Californians for Lower Drug Prices stated on March 21, 2016 in a press release: "Twenty-seven out-of-state pharmaceutical companies have raised more campaign dollars (against a drug price control measure) than all other state ballot measures have raised to date, combined." Jeb Bush stated on January 4, 2016 in a column posted on Medium: "As governor of Florida, I used a combination of strategies to help reduce heroin use among youth in Florida by approximately 50 percent." Robert Puente stated on May 12, 2015 in remarks to the Milwaukee Common Council: If Milwaukee approves reducing its maximum forfeiture for marijuana possession to $50, the city would have "23 different bicycle violations that have a higher forfeiture." Rick Perry stated on January 15, 2015 in valedictory speech as governor to the Texas Legislature: Texas has "the lowest crime rate in this state since 1968" because of changes in law regarding nonviolent drug offenders. James Crowley stated on December 6, 2014 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: "Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol." Don't Let Florida Go To Pot stated on August 5, 2014 in on their website: "25 percent of all drug-related fatal vehicle accidents in the U.S. involve marijuana." Barack Obama stated on January 31, 2014 in an interview with CNN: "What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress." Patrick Kennedy stated on January 8, 2013 in news story: "Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."