President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected contributions to the pharmaceutical trade's marketing campaign, calling on the trade to play its half within the improvement of a nationwide epidemic of opioid habit.
"I don’t need their cash," mentioned Trump at an habit occasion in Atlanta. "They have to do what is correct."
The Trump administration has strengthened management of pharmaceutical firms as a part of an initiative to fight prescription ache medicine habit. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused the Rochester Drug Cooperative opioid distributor and its former govt director of crime – the primary such case concerning the opioid disaster.
"We maintain huge pharmaceutical firms accountable," mentioned Trump.