Drug czar nominee pulls his name out

Lawmaker led push for ’16 opioid law

Posted: October 18, 2017 at 3:54 a.m.
Updated: October 18, 2017 at 3:54 a.m.

Sen. Joe Manchin does a phone interview with a news outlet in a corridor at the Capitol in Washington on Tuesday after Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the nation’s drug czar, withdrew from consideration.

Rep. Tom Marino, President Donald Trump's nominee to be the nation's drug czar, has withdrawn from consideration after reports that he played a key role in weakening the federal government's authority to stop companies from distributing opioids.

In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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