Trump administration seeks cuts in production of abused opioids
Opiods (npr.org)

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