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Trump declares public health emergency

By Delaney Gagnon

Staff Writer

President Donald Trump, after months of promising action, has declared the opioid epidemic a  national public health emergency. The decision comes after the most recent report by a Trump-appointed commission, headed by Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose job is to research and report on the opioid crisis. 472 more words

Health And Science

Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency and Jacob Teitelbaum, MD., Responds

President Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a “national emergency”—an act usually reserved for natural disasters, mass infectious disease outbreaks, and terrorist attacks. This announcement—the first of its kind—underscores the magnitude of the crisis. 423 more words

The republican President Donald Trump has long been promising to declare the opioid crisis as a “National Emergency ever since he started running for elected office. 1,033 more words

Republican Party

President Trump to Announce Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Administration says president’s emergency declaration on opioid abuse will ‘reorient’ agencies to tackle issue, allow shifting of funds

By Louise Radnofsky
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Perspectives: CT -- Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee in wake of Post/‘60 Minutes’ probe

In response to the “60 Minutes” report on the opioid crisis that aired on Sunday night, Donald Trump said he will declare a national emergency next week to address the opioid epidemic. 19 more words

Opinion

Senators Push Trump to Formally Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

Ten Democratic senators sent President Trump a letter last week asking him to formally declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, USA Today reports.

Trump announced in August he was declaring a national emergency, but he has  139 more words

Donald Trump gives nothing but lip service to the opioid crisis after designating it a national emergency two weeks ago.

Donald Trump gives nothing but lip service to the opioid crisis after designating it a national emergency two weeks ago.

Donald Trump has done nothing on the opioid crisis. 32 more words

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