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US president Donald Trump declares opioid epidemic a national emergency

By: Reuters | Bedminster |
Published:August 11, 2017 1:22 am


US president Donald Trump, Donald Trump, opioid abuse, opioid epidemic, opioid abuse US, world news, Indian express news “The opioid crisis is an emergency and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency,” Trump told reporters. (File photo)

US President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency on Thursday and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official.

“The opioid crisis is an emergency and I’m saying officially right now it is an emergency,” Trump told reporters. “We’re going to draw it up and we’re going to make it a national emergency. It is a serious problem, the likes of which we have never had.”

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US president Donald Trump declares opioid epidemic a national emergency