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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Campaign Donations From Pharma

  • Industry wasn’t big supporter of Trump in previous election
  • U.S. charged pharma company this week for role in opioid sales
Donald Trump speaks at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on April 24, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Donald Trump speaks at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on April 24, in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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President Donald Trump spurned campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry on Wednesday, calling the industry out for its role in a national opioid addiction epidemic.

“I don’t want their money,” Trump said at an event on drug addiction in Atlanta. “They have got to do what is right.”