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Providers: No Funds, No solution to Opioid Crisis

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by Ilene MacDonald

Providers said on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s declaration that the opioid crisis is a national public health emergency is a good and necessary step to raise awareness about the epidemic, but on its own it won’t solve the problem.

The declaration highlights the urgency of the problem, but the White House administration and Congress must take other steps, such as full funding and implementation of legislation previously enacted to help end the epidemic, said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association.

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