Trump praises anti-overdose program backed by Clinton Foundation

Trump praises anti-overdose program backed by Clinton Foundation
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE in his Monday speech on opioids touted an initiative by the Clinton Foundation and Adapt Pharma that pledges to provide American universities with 40,000 doses of the overdose-reversing nasal spray Narcan.

Trump praised the program and brought Adapt Pharma president Mike KellyGeorge (Mike) Joseph KellyOvernight Defense: Pentagon policy chief resigns at Trump's request | Trump wishes official 'well in his future endeavors' | Armed Services chair warns against Africa drawdown after trip Even in a time of impeachment, health care is on the agenda Top moments from historic House impeachment debate MORE onstage to talk about the plan.

“Today we applaud Adapt Pharma’s decision to provide free, free Narcan to all high schools, colleges and universities in America,” Trump said. “That’s really an amazing and generous offer.”

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Trump did not mention the Clinton Foundation in his remarks.

The foundation partnered with Adapt Pharma in 2017 in its effort to stock colleges with the drug. The program built upon Adapt Pharma’s previous program that distributed about 3,300 doses of Narcan to high schools in 33 states.

Chelsea Clinton thanked Trump for his remarks.

Trump’s speech largely focused on how he plans to address prescription drug costs and his plan to combat the opioid crisis. 

He said he will strengthen the border and raise the penalties for high-volume drug traffickers.

The White House has said it will also aim to lower the number of opioid prescriptions by a third within three years.