"...the man Trump nominated to become his drug czar, Republican Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, is the same man who helped write the legislation that disempowered the DEA — 2016's Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act — and who launched an investigation into Rannazzisi.

    Now, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is calling on the administration to rescind Marino's nomination. To those unfamiliar, this might sound good, but this is just an illustration of "60 Minutes'' and The Post's reports' point.

    You see, though Manchin represents the state hit hardest by the crisis, he has done very little to cut it at its root. He has never moved against the big businesses that have profited from America's addiction.

    ...We should also note that Manchin's daughter, Heather Bresch, is the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the company that has jacked up the price of the life-saving EpiPen and also happens to make an opioid drug."

It goes without saying that every representative and executive that profited off of the creation and continuation of this crisis ought to be put on trial.



posted by BurnTheBarricade: 249 days ago