The former secretary of state has come under fire for the role she played in helping the drug industry evade federal regulation.
She has repeatedly blamed the epidemic on the Obama administration’s failed strategy for battling drug abuse.
But on Monday, she said she’d like to tackle “the opioid crisis that’s been sweeping the country.”
“I have a lot of sympathy for the families and loved ones of people who have lost their loved ones because of this epidemic,” Clinton said on MSNBC.
“And I am willing to work with the president on a plan to deal with it.”
Clinton said she would make the opioid epidemic a top priority in her second term as president.
But she also said she thinks there’s still a lot to be done to fight the problem.
She said the government should spend $50 billion to fight opioid abuse, which would be more than the $34 billion she previously proposed.