March 23, 2018 / 6:08 PM / 4 months ago

Trump says will sue drug companies over opioids

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.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on "combatting the opioid crisis" in a speech at Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

“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.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey; Editing by Bill Trott

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