Trump declares opioid abuse a national emergency in US

Postado Agosto 14, 2017

"We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a national emergency", said Trump.

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

Richard Neal, D-Springfield, praised President Donald Trump Friday for declaring the issue a national public health emergency.

Marsh believes people at large are learning more about addiction, including those in the White House, and that it's time to help those who can't end the abuse.

Telemedicine prescribing of anti-addiction medicines is especially important as a means of responding to the opioid epidemic as there are more patients in need of treatment than there are providers available in-person to treat. Telemedicine could make a big difference in getting patients access to treatment faster, saving lives. "We hear about what's going on in Manatee County because we live there, but it's much larger than that".

In 2015, opioids were responsible for more than 33,000 deaths as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition, the report calls for a crackdown on synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, which has flooded the illicit drug market with a deadly powerful narcotic.

Through an emergency declaration that brings opioid addiction from out of the shadows and into the sunshine, the federal government can start to blunt the effects the devastating drugs are having on our communities. It added that 27 million people reported in 2015 they now used illegal drugs or abuse prescription drugs, but only 21 million receive any type of treatment.

He said he'd be drawing up documents to formalize the declaration soon. "Anything that helps is good". The overall problem is that opioids are extremely potent and addictive - and the withdrawals are severe. We need a national focus on this epidemic.

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In a statement, Christie thanked the president for accepting the commission's national emergency recommendation.

Price sought to diminish the administration's resolution on Tuesday just after Trump declared that a robust law implementation reply is required and that he is devoted to fight the situation. Trump made the opioid crisis a key part of his campaign, appealing to voters in states most affected by heroin and prescription drug abuse.

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 USA from a drug overdose.