President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency — Physician’s First Watch

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August 11, 2017

President Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

By the Editors

President Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a national emergency, Reuters reports.

Talking to reporters in New Jersey, he said, "We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem, the likes of which we have never had." The declaration comes about a week after the White House's opioid commission recommended the move.

Declaring a national emergency should bring more resources, including more funding, to address the problem.

Reader Comments (1)

Evan M Torch, M.D. Physician, Psychiatry, United States

Hysteria like this can ONLY occur when the media is dedicated to a goal.
In Georgia, there is now a requirement pushing benzodiazepines on to Class II pads! This is a covert method to cut the millions of prescriptions which cost the Feds a fortune---all the better for saving Obamacare.

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