Published: Fri, October 20, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Drug czar pick Tom Marino withdraws, Trump announces

Drug czar pick Tom Marino withdraws, Trump announces

Marino was the "chief advocate" for the legislation, the report says. We are going to look into the report.

The Justice Department, under which the DEA operates, said Tuesday it will review the law's impact on the government's enforcement powers. "If we conclude they don't have the appropriate tools, we will seek more tools".

Manchin, whose state has been hit heavily by the opioid crisis, said in a letter to Trump that Marino's support for the law shows he "either does not fully understand the scope and devastation of this epidemic or ties to the industry overrode those concerns".

The Post reported that the bill was "the crowning achievement of a multifaceted campaign by the drug industry to weaken aggressive DEA enforcement efforts against drug distribution companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the black market".

Mr. Trump has repeatedly promised to tackle the opioid crisis and appointed a high-level commission led by Gov.

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An initial report from the commission in July noted that the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is "equal to September 11 every three weeks". He spent years pushing versions of it through Congress.

"I have serious doubts now whether Congressman Marino can serve as the nation's top official on drug policy".

Marino authored the pro-drug industry law that ultimately passed.

And second, the problematic law Tom Marino helped pass is still on the books. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, introduced legislation Monday to repeal the 2016 law.

But the White House seems to face hurdles on the path to solutions.

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"This is an issue that was passed without any objection by the House and Senate and signed by the White House".

This is the second time in a month that a journalism investigation has cost a Trump administration official his job (or, in Marino's case, his almost-job).

Marino's role in all this: It's hard to understate.

Trump said Monday during a Rose Garden press conference that he might cancel Marino's nomination, following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. "We're going to take it very seriously". "He didn't want to have even the perception of a conflict of interest with drug companies or, frankly, insurance companies". Trump will need to find another choice, preferably one with a track record of tough policies and/or action on opioids.

So far, Trump indicated his administration will act. Chris Christie of New Jersey that delivered a report last summer. By the way, people have no understanding of what you just said. "And to get to that step, a lot of work has to be done and it's time-consuming work".

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