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Trump administration seeks cuts in production of abused opioids

Written by: | | Dated: Thursday, August 16th, 2018


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday said it was proposing that U.S. pharmaceutical companies cut production of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year.

In a joint statement, the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration said the proposed reduction would be in keeping with President Donald Trump’s effort to cut opioid prescription fills by one-third within three years.


Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama


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