Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency

Trump moves to declare opioid crisis national emergency

A national declaration, though, was the most immediate recommendation the commission made.

Declaring a public health emergency would make the opioid crisis a top priority for the federal government.

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

"An emergency declaration can be used for good but President Trump has given every indication so far he and his administration want to escalate the failed war on drugs", said Grant Smith, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance.

Wayne Starks, 67, a recovering addict of 17 years clean and a member of Vocal New York, rallies outside the NYPD headquarters in New York August 10, 2017.

President Donald Trump told reporters at his club in New Jersey on Thursday that his administration is getting close to a decision on updated strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Still, Price stressed that "all things" were "on the table for the president".

Donald Trump said he will officially declare a national emergency over the opioid addiction epidemic in America. In declining to declare an emergency Tuesday, the president seemed more interested in attacking President Barack Obama for not doing enough on his watch to prosecute bad actors.

In 2015, Manatee County had the highest number of deaths per capita among Florida's 67 counties in which the medical examiner found a presence of heroin, fentanyl, morphine or cocaine, according to the Medical Examiners Commission annual report.

Local mental health and recovery officials have pointed to one recommendation as being particularly important to expanding treatment opportunities locally. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism.

"President Trump's bipartisan opioid commission makes clear that this crisis demands a health-based response", said Smith.

National emergencies are typically declared for short-term crises, such as the Zika virus outbreak or a natural disaster. "A lot of people are dying from it".

Trump has long insisted that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, even if the ounce of prevention takes the form of an enormous, expensive wall along the border between Mexico and the United States. Mayor Megan Barry said she spoke frankly about the cause of his death in the hopes her honesty would inspire other families to speak freely about drug addiction. That's up from 343 deaths in 2016. We badly needed national leadership. "We're seeing them go up".

Therein lies the problem: We don't need another commission to know what to do to ease the opioid crisis.

Extending that flexibility would be especially welcome given its implicit endorsement of increased Medicaid funding; just weeks ago, congressional Republicans, with Trump's blessing, attempted to slash the program.



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