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    Default Report: Trump’s Nominee for Drug Czar Led Pharma-Funded Law Undermining Opioid Fight

    Molly Olmstead OCT. 16 2017 A joint investigation from the Washington Post and 60 Minutes has found that several members of Congress, in a campaign led by the country’s largest drug distributors, undermined Drug Enforcement Agency efforts to stanch the flow of opioids by effectively stripping them of their most effective tool for stopping narcotics from flooding the streets. The report has spurred President Trump to announce he would re-evaluate his nominee for drug czar. It also led to a show of alarm from Congressional Democrats. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who in March opened a probe into the role these drug companies might have played in stoking the opioid epidemic, which has now claimed more than 200,000 lives, said Monday she plans to introduce legislation that would repeal the law at the center of the investigation. Keep reading: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate...nd_others.html
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    Default Re: Report: Trump’s Nominee for Drug Czar Led Pharma-Funded Law Undermining Opioid Fi

    Sorry, I can't unsnarl this. Please stand by, I need tech support.
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    Default Re: Report: Trump’s Nominee for Drug Czar Led Pharma-Funded Law Undermining Opioid Fi

    I believe this nominee withdrew his name from consideration a couple of days ago.

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