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Trump declares opioids a national health emergency

Trump declares opioids a national health emergency

Shivam Gandhi and Hans Oh

November 17, 2017

On Oct. 26, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. “We are currently dealing with the worst drug crisis in American history,” said Trump, according to the NPR. “It’s just been so long in the making. Addressing it will require all of our effort.” The...