Thursday, 16 August 2018

Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids.
Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said he's directing Sessions to file a separate lawsuit, rather than joining existing lawsuits filed by states affected by the spread of the often-lethal, highly-addictive drugs.
Trump is asking Sessions to look out for opioids coming into the U.S. from China and Mexico, saying those countries are "sending their garbage and killing our people."
Trump added: "It's almost a form of warfare."
It was not immediately clear if or when a federal suit would be filed. A barrage of suits have been filed nationwide against distributors and manufacturers in recent months amid the opioid epidemic. 


  1. The $acklers are the new $assoons..

  2. The big pharma companies need federal indictments, not a suit. That will just amount to an ex post-facto tax on processed heroin by the government. Mix in some collusion between Insurance companies, FDA, CEO's of medical companies and pill pushing doctors. I would like to see them all prosecuted for conspiracy to commit mass murder, racketeering, grand larceny and for some of the deaths. Considering how much money they made most of their assets should be frozen. I find that practice deplorable and constitutionally questionable, but nobody should be able to buy a free pass for something that is considered a war crime.