Trump calls for federal opioid lawsuit against drug companies

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There's a river of blood flowing in the Philippines, but drugs are as plentiful as they were before Duterte's ill-conceived war on drugs.

Mrs. Trump said the administration's work plan is divided into three buckets - prevention, treatment, and recovery - and that her personal focus will be on young mothers and their babies, who might be born with opioid withdrawal symptoms.

President Donald Trump on Thursday called for a federal lawsuit against opioid companies and stiffer penalties for drug dealers, arguing that the government must take a strong approach to combat an opioid addiction epidemic.

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President Trump made an unexpected appearance at a White House summit on the opioid crisis Thursday afternoon, floating penalties for "opioid companies" and tougher punishments for drug dealers, noting that some countries have the "ultimate penalty".

According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control, 64,000 people died from opioid overdoses (including heroin) in the USA in 2016, or some 175 people per day.

Estimates suggest the problem only got worse in 2017, as synthetic fentanyl filters through illicit heroin market, so Mr. Trump declared the opioids problem a public health emergency in October. The president also recently signed a budget agreement that will provide a record $6 billion over the next two years to fight opioid abuse. Ben Carson. A discussion of law enforcement and drug interdiction efforts with Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also planned. And we need strength with respect to the pushers and to the drug dealers. '"I pray that we give peace to families in knowing that they told their loved ones how much they are treasured'". "We're going to have a level playing field". "Hopefully we can do some litigation against the opioid companies". There were some well-known names among them, including former congresswoman Mary Bono, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who was a member of the president's opioid commission, the first lady of North Dakota Kathryn Helgaas Burgum who is herself recovering from opioid addiction and former Fox News personality Eric Bolling whose son died of an opioid overdose.


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