War on Opioids: "People go into a hospital with a broken arm, they come out, they're a drug addict."

Trump to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Suppliers & Manufacturers "Killing Our People".



Trump declares opioids from Mexico, China 'almost a form of warfare,' and tells Sessions to sue drug makers according to a Fox News Report on Opioids today by Gregg Re.


Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump also took the unusual step of urging Sessions to file a "major" new lawsuit against opioid suppliers and manufacturers, rather than join existing lawsuits filed by states affected by the spread of the highly addictive, deadly drugs.


“It’s almost a form of warfare,” Trump said, referring to the drugs he called "garbage" that are flowing into the country. "I’d be very firm on that. It’s a disgrace and we can stop it.”


Trump added: "I'd also like to ask you to bring a major lawsuit against the drug companies on opiods. Some states have done it, but I'd like a lawsuit to be brought against these companies that are really sending opiods at a level that -- it really shouldn't be happening. ... People go into a hospital with a broken arm, they come out, they're a drug addict."



USA Today & AP

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