August 16, 2018 / 4:37 PM / in 3 months

Trump pushes U.S. lawsuit against drug companies over opioids

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses members of his cabinet and the news media as he holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday again pressed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue drug companies over the nation’s ongoing opioids crisis.

“I’d like to bring a federal lawsuit against those companies,” Trump said during a meeting of his Cabinet at the White House.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Susan Heavey

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