"Serious problem:" Pres. Trump officially declaring opioid crisis a "national emergency"

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Health officials at that agency say 80 percent of the world's opioid supply is used by Americans, and it's often leading to overdoses.

Christie cited a number of statistics on the radio show that urged the severity of the issue, including that 142 people die daily in the US from a drug overdose. For example, allocating more money to help pay for treatment and providing greater access to overdose-reversing drugs, like Naloxone. "I am deeply saddened every time I read the letters I receive from West Virginians talking about their loved ones they've lost to drug abuse".

"I was in it for five years, but the last 20 years of my life have been a lot different then when I was out on the streets", he explained.

"I stand with President Trump in recognizing the extreme severity of the opioid crisis in America and applaud the steps being taken to find solutions to this devastating problem". But in an emergency, Section 1135 waivers could be granted for opioid addiction treatment, opening up more treatment options for the states.

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Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price advised against the declaration earlier this week, claiming it was unnecessary. 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.

"We believe that at this point, the resources that we need or the focus that we need to bring to bear to the opioid crises can be addressed without the declaration of an emergency", he said, "although all things are on the table for the president".

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the nation's opioid crisis a national emergency, according to The Washington Post.

President Trump said he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, labeling it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had" in response to a reporter's question Thursday.

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While not giving specifics, declaring a national emergency will allow for federal funds to be allocated to the problem.

Though Trump repeated his refrain that if North Korea made good on its plans to fire missiles near Guam, "there's gonna be big, big trouble in North Korea", he ultimately struck a more positive note.

While Mr. Trump has spoken about the opioid epidemic since his days as a presidential candidate, he also said that the issue is not unique to the United States.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions commended Trump for "taking this drastic and necessary measure to confront an opioid crisis that is devastating communities around the country and ripping families apart".

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