Trump pledges US will beat opioid drug epidemic
August 9, 2017
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump took on the opioid drug epidemic Tuesday, pledging that "we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win."
Trump held a briefing on the matter at his private golf course in central New Jersey, where he is on a 17-day "working vacation." Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser Jared Kushner and first lady Melania Trump were among the attendees.
The president did not announce any new policy, but vowed to work with health professionals and law enforcement on the crisis. H...