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Who Profits From the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions From OxyContin

They downplayed the risks of addiction and exploited doctors’ confusion over the drug’s strength. This week, President Donald Trump’s nominee for drug czar, Republican Congressmember Tom Marino, had to withdraw from consideration after...Show More Summary

Rep. Tom Marino had help in preventing the DEA from addressing the opioid crisis

To the editor: I applaud the public outcry that has thwarted Rep. Tom Marino’s (R-Pa.) bid to be the nation’s drug czar, but I hope Californians will note that Rep. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) co-sponsored Marino’s bill in 2016 that completely hand-tied the U.S. Drug Enforcement [Administration]...

Harsh Words Back Home for Tom Marino, Congressman Tied to Opioid Law

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

After a media exposé prompted the representative to withdraw as national drug czar nominee, Pennsylvania voters ask, “Does he even care about his people?”

Who Profits from the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin

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Washington’s misguided and small-minded response to the opioid epidemic

Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) withdrew his name from consideration to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy on Tuesday. He did so in the wake of a Washington Post-“60 Minutes” investigation revealing that he was the prime mover behind legislation weakening the Drug Enforcement Administration’s abilities to go after drug distributors even as deaths […]

Hatch takes hundreds of thousands from big pharma, calls Marino report ‘baloney’

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) called a report that led Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) to withdraw as President Donald Trump’s “drug czar” nominee “complete baloney” on Wednesday. Given that Hatch himself has raked in hundreds of thousands in donations from pharmaceutical and health contributors over the years, his comments were hardly surprising. The Washington Post report detailed a […]

Trump on Twitter (Oct 17) - Tom Marino, Greek Prime Minister, fake news

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy....Show More Summary

Trump's former drug czar nominee is hitting back at allegations stemming from an explosive '60 Minutes' investigation

Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania criticized a news report that forced him to withdraw his name from consideration to lead the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy. Marino's withdrawal came a day after The Washington Post...Show More Summary

Trump keeps kicking opioid crisis down the road

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Tom Marino rightly dropped out of contention for drug czar. Will national emergency declaration come next week?: Our view        

Opioid law draws scrutiny after Trump's pick for drug czar steps aside

President Trump's pick to be the nation's drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), withdrew from consideration Tuesday after news reports focused attention on his role in pushing legislation that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration's power to investigate bulk shipments of prescription opiods....

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Fault in Our Czars

Representative Tom Marino withdrew his name from consideration to be the White House drug czar.

How Congress helped get America hooked on opioids

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

President Trump’s nominee to serve as the White House’s drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino...

Tom Marino Withdraws From Drug Czar Consideration

President Trump announced on Tuesday morning that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), who had been nominated to be the nation’s drug czar, is withdrawing his name from consideration. The news comes days after reports that Marino co-sponsored legislation that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to crack down on drug distributors that helped fuel the opioid […]

Trump Could Have Expected Drug Czar Meltdown

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The issues that sunk Rep. Tom Marino were well known.

Was The Washington Post/”60 Minutes” Tom Marino Hit Really About Damaging Marsha Blackburn?

This morning, news is breaking that Rep. Tom Marino, President Trump’s choice for drug czar, has withdrawn his nomination in the wake of a damaging report produced jointly by the Washington Post and “60 Minutes.” But could the real target– or best-placed person caught in the crossfire– actually have been Rep. Show More Summary

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MATTHEW DALY WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, is withdrawing from consideration following reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government’s authority to stop companies from distributing opioids. Marino “has informed me that he is withdrawing his name […]

Trump's Nominee for Drug Czar Is Out

Representative Tom Marino withdrew from consideration after a recent news report detailed how a law he helped pass benefited narcotics distributors.

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