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Trump Says He Will Declare Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

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by Jeffrey Cook

When President Trump told reporters that the opioid crisis is a “national emergency” and he would be officially declaring it as such, he raised a point experts have echoed for months.

The opioid epidemic is a critical emergency on a national scale, the experts agree, but does a proper solution involve a declaration from the White House similar to ones surrounding major hurricanes or virus outbreaks? That’s the question gripping academics and policy makers alike.

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