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It’s encouraging to see the professionalism and cooperation between state and local officials and the two federal agencies investigating this tragedy, i’m grateful to [Branson, Mo.] Mayor [Karen] Best, the Red Cross, and the brave men and women of the Missouri Highway Patrol — particularly the divers, who had the worst job of all today. My deepest condolences continue to go out to those families torn apartby this tragedy.
All of this didn't happen overnight. It happened one prescription and marketing program at a time. The vast majority of the employees, executives, sales representatives, scientists, and doctors involved with this industry are good people and responsible actors, but some are not. This investigation is about finding out whether the same practices that led to this epidemic still continue today, and if decisions are being made that harm the public health.
I hear it everywhere I go: 'Drug overdose deaths, the vast majority of them related to prescription opioids or heroin, are single-handedly destroying families and communities across Missouri and the country,' and I refuse to just stand by and watch, we have an obligation to everyone devastated by this epidemic to find answers.
Probably all of us respect and love him, but we have a lot people here who have worked with him for many years -- and he has yet to have one endorsement from people who know him well and who have worked with him, there is a collective judgment there that one candidate is going to be better president, and I think that counts for something since we work with him every day.
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