(U.S. Edition) We’ve got some big decisions coming out of the White House today: President Trump will announce whether he’s pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and he’ll be sending up a “rescission” package asking Congress to claw back their spending. We discuss what programs this money will come from. Plus, executives from five prescription drug wholesalers will testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today regarding pill dumping, or how 30 million doses of opioids ended up in a rural Kentucky county with 27,000 inhabitants over 6 years. And we go to Memphis, where a revival of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign is kicking off to bring attention to low-wage workers under the poverty line.
Low-wage workers have jobs, but many still live in poverty. So thousands of them, along with clergy and activists, are working to try and change that.
Prescription drug wholesalers, who sit between pharmaceutical manufacturers and health care providers, are expected to get an earful about their role in the opioid epidemic Tuesday. Executives from five companies will testify in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
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