Trump’s Outlines Plan to Help Americans Suffering with Opioid Addiction



Today, President Trump officially declared the opioid crisis that is sweeping the nation as a “public health emergency.”
The president outlined his plan to fight the growing crisis, including legal repercussionsfor pharmaceutical companies that continue to push dangerous and addictive opioid-based painkillers.
“This epidemic is a national health emergency,” said President Trump, adding, “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction.”
The president went on to describe the opioid crisis as “the worst drug crisis in American history,” and said, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.”
Trump’s declaration received praise from Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president of the Addiction Policy Forum, who said it will “bring much needed resources to communities, improve access to services, and facilitate better coordination among government agencies.”
Other experts believe that the declaration of emergency will bring much needed attention to the opioid crisis, which is reportedly killing 91 Americans daily, by helping to combat the negative stigma associated with addiction.
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