Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration

SHARE:

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (L) listens to Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) (R) before a House Judiciary committee hearing on the 'Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security' on Capitol Hill in Washington July 14, 2015.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Tom Marino, his pick as the U.S. drug czar, has withdrawn after it became public that the congressman advocated for legislation undermining the government’s ability to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that play a role in the nation’s opioid crisis.

Trump had pegged Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a post that required Senate confirmation.


Trump wrote on Twitter: “Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!”


The Trump administration has taken criticism for its response to the opioid epidemic.

Trump said on Aug. 10 he would declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, but has not yet done so. Such a declaration would help unlock resources including additional funding and expanded access to various forms of treatment, and would give the government more flexibility in waiving rules and restrictions to expedite action.

Asked about the emergency declaration at a news conference on Monday, Trump said, “We are going to be doing that next week. ... It’s a very important step. And to get to that step, a lot of work has to be done, and it’s time-consuming work.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 33,000 deaths were linked to opioids in 2015, the last year with publicly available data.

The Washington Post and CBS News published an investigation on Sunday that showed that Marino had worked to weaken federal efforts to slow the flow of opioid drugs.


U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said the administration continues to think “very highly” of Marino.

A spokeswoman for Tom Marino’s office said the congressman had no immediate comment.

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,75,Africa,26,Americas,5,Animals,36,Argentina,1,Asia,235,Australia,11,Austria,5,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,18,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1300,Canada,4,Catalan,80,China,118,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,3,DR Congo,1,Egypt,22,Ethiopia,1,Europe,237,Fitness,14,France,26,Germany,37,Headlines,11,Health,169,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,2,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,104,Indonesia,9,International,75,Iran,77,Iraq,77,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,10,Italy,3,Japan,36,Jordan,1,Kenya,7,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,302,Lithuania,1,Malawi,1,Malaysia,15,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,127,Muslim World,598,Myanmar,35,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,9,Niger,1,Nigeria,2,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,53,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1036,Palestine,36,Philippine,16,Pics,66,Poland,3,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,45,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,83,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,350,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,7,Spain,60,Sports,1311,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,112,Taiwan,2,Technology,449,Thailand,5,Today IN History,24,Top News,994,Tunisia,1,Turkey,77,U.S.,301,UAE,21,UK,51,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4824,Yemen,21,Zimbabwe,2,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration
Trump's drug czar nominee withdraws from consideration
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Tom Marino, his pick as the U.S. drug czar, has withdrawn after it became public that the congressman advocated for legislation undermining the government’s ability to crack down on pharmaceutical companies that play a role in the nation’s opioid crisis.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SWwP0227omY/WeYQpXPb19I/AAAAAAAAklk/BxLj1AozqfI5DfzK6jyaleNIU-27ykkyQCLcBGAs/s640/Trump%2527s%2Bdrug%2Bczar%2Bnominee%2Bwithdraws%2Bfrom%2Bconsideration.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SWwP0227omY/WeYQpXPb19I/AAAAAAAAklk/BxLj1AozqfI5DfzK6jyaleNIU-27ykkyQCLcBGAs/s72-c/Trump%2527s%2Bdrug%2Bczar%2Bnominee%2Bwithdraws%2Bfrom%2Bconsideration.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/10/trumps-drug-czar-nominee-withdraws-from.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/10/trumps-drug-czar-nominee-withdraws-from.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy