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Trump declares opioid crisis a national emergency
8/11/2017
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President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid abuse epidemic a national public health emergency as recommended by the White House's opioid commission, two days after administration officials said the move was not necessary. Six states have already declared statewide emergencies, a move that has allowed them to negotiate improved access to naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication.

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