Trump declares opioid crisis a national emergency

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the opioid crisis on Thursday.

The decision’s in line with what the White House Opioid Commission recommended on July 31.

At a news conference, Trump said he planned to spend a lot of time and money on addressing the opioid epidemic.

More than 183,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine over the last 15 years.

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