Trump Still Won't Declare a National Emergency to Address the Opioid Crisis

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President Donald Trump said he's ready to declare opioid addiction a national emergency, which could clear the way for extra funding and government authority to address a wave of overdose deaths. "The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I'm saying officially, right now, it is an emergency", said Trump, answering a reporter's question while on a 17-day "working vacation" in New Jersey.

President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency on the country's opioid crisis. "Then, we have a large amount of the community out there who have already developed opioid disorders that are underserved, and undertreated", Dr. Jack Kabazie, the director of pain medicine at the Allegheny Health Network, said. He noted that the administration should talk to the youth and tell them that drugs are not good and are "really bad for you in every way", The Washington Post shared.

George's son Zach Ziehm died from an overdose last year, after three years and four months of sobriety.

"President Trump's announcement today signals his commitment to carry out the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis' recommendations and partner with the States to fight prescription drug and heroin abuse".

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"Doctors bear enormous responsibility for the opioid crisis", said David Clark, a professor of anaesthesiology at Stanford University who worked on a government-sponsored panel that studied the crisis, and recommended new training and guidelines for healthcare providers and regulators.

"We need all the right people in the room to make sure we can make a decision in time to move people out of harm's way, shelter them and everything else", he says.

Public health experts from government agencies and advocacy groups have long said the epidemic should be treated as a public health crisis and not as a crime problem. Just by sheer numbers, every one of us has known somebody.

We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a national emergency. Most opioid-overdose deaths are linked to prescription pain pills, though the use of heroin is growing rapidly, accounting for nearly 13,000 deaths in 2015, according to Nida.

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News yesterday of President Trump's decision to mention that the Opioid/Heroin Epidemic is a national emergency surely attracted the publics attention yesterday throughout the nation and here in the Capital Region. "The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and completely within your control". It's a national emergency. Tens of thousands of people in the USA are dying from opioid overdoses annually.

"This is a crisis that is gripping our state, it is impacting many facets", Baldwin said.

Trump said "we're also very, very tough on the southern border, where much of this comes in". Both senators have called for more steady access to naloxone, a drug that emergency responders can administer on the spot to stop the effects of an overdose. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 4,000 people in Florida died in 2015 as a result of opioid abuse.

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