Trump’s broken promises on addiction

Candidate Trump promised to address the opioid epidemic.

President Trump is using the crisis as an opportunity to help his friends at Big Pharma.

Trump has nominated Scott Gottlieb, a man with deep tires to the pharmaceutical industry, to head the FDA. This is a man who once tried to push more opioids to market — the exact opposite of what we need.

This goes beyond politics. Opioids are killing people and hollowing out cities and towns across the country. It is an insidious problem that will require relentless attention — and so far, Trump’s moves are only going to make things worse.

We oppose Trump’s Big Pharma-friendly nominee for the FDA.