Trump Administration To Declare Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

NPR – The Trump administration will declare a “public health emergency” to address the opioid epidemic Thursday, freeing up some resources for treatment. President Trump will also likely  “direct agency and department heads to use all appropriate emergency authorities to reduce number of deaths caused by the opioid crisis,” according to officials. This move does “stop short of declaring the crisis a national emergency,” which Trump first discussed in August. The White House said it determined that “declaring a public health emergency was more appropriate than a national emergency.”

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