Donald Trump Announces Plan to Declare Opioid Crisis a State of Emergency

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President Donald Trump plans to declare the ongoing opioid crisis a national emergency in the USA, making the announcement at his Bedminster Golf Course in New Jersey Thursday.

"The opioid crisis is an emergency and I'm saying officially right now it is an emergency", Trump told reporters in New Jersey.

The move comes after President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, declined to declare a national emergency during a Tuesday press briefing on the epidemic.

Madras also said that both Price and Trump are serious about lessen the problem and believe that timely execution of sound and effective strategies.

"We look forward to working with you to support crucial diplomatic initiatives and avoid catastrophic war", they said. There's never been anything like whats happened to this country over the last four or five years.

Such a declaration, recommended by a Trump-appointed commission on opioid addiction last week, would free up federal health care dollars to pay for drug addiction treatment.

The Christie administration also implemented new rules limiting the prescriptions of pain pills, which many experts have blamed in part for the heroin and opioid addiction crisis.

National estimates found almost 33,000 people died in 2015 due to opioid overdose, but several reports have found even those numbers could be severely underreported, meaning the total number of overdoses could be much higher.

In March, Trump established under an executive order, appointing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to lead it.

Donald Trump is not mentally equipped for the presidency, and his basic instability is pushing the United States toward a military confrontation with North Korea. The commission's report also called for increased access to treatment for people on Medicaid, education for medical professionals who prescribe opiates, greater availability of overdose-reversing drugs, protections for people who report drug overdoses to first responders and research and development of pain treatments that are not opiates.

BENNETT: Well, remember; the whole thing started after McConnell said the president's - to use his words - excessive expectations were partly to blame for the public perception that Republicans really haven't accomplished much despite the fact that they control all the levers of power in Washington. White House aides say Trump is still reviewing the report and its recommendations for action. But in an emergency, Section 1135 waivers could be granted for opioid addiction treatment, opening up more treatment options for the states.

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