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Trump pledges to sue drug companies over opioids

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer as he delivers his remarks on the U.S. opioid crisis, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump cheer as he delivers his remarks on the U.S. opioid crisis, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will be suing some drug companies as part of its fight against the opioid drug crisis, without giving more detail.

“We’ll be suing certain drug companies for what they’ve done with the opioids and we’ll be bringing suits at a federal level,” Trump told reporters at the White House days after outlining several steps to combat the epidemic.

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