Trump to declare opioid epidemic a public health emergency

CNN – President Donald Trump will use an event at the White House on Thursday to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency, White House officials reported. The move is “different from the broad order Trump previewed over the last few months. The President, according to these officials, will direct acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan to declare a public health emergency under the Public Health Services Act — which directs federal agencies to provide more grant money to combat the epidemic — not a national emergency through the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.”

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