Trump To Declare Opioids a Health Emergency

Headline Roundup October 26th, 2017

President Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a “public health emergency.” Trump told reporters in August that the epidemic is a “serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

Trump To Declare Opioids a Health Emergency

From the Right
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Opiod Crisis

President Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a “public health emergency.”

Trump told reporters in August that the epidemic is a “serious problem the likes of which we have never had” and had promised to declare it a national emergency.

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From the Left
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Opioid Crisis

Donald Trump has talked big about the action he was going to take to combat the opioid epidemic, describing it as a “national emergency,” which he said he was “saying officially, right now” back in August. Except he wasn't actually officially declaring a national emergency then or at any of the other times he decided to try to sound serious about opioids. The day of the official declaration has come and … Trump isn’t declaring a national emergency. Instead, he’s declaring a public health emergency.

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From the Center
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Opioid Crisis

President Trump on Thursday will instruct the acting director of the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, White House officials said.

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