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Despite Trump's Talk, No Official Action Yet on Opioid Crisis

The president has yet to follow through with official action after calling the opioid epidemic a "serious problem"

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    Trump on Opioid Crisis: 'It's an Emergency'

    Trump discussed intentions to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency today.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and called it "a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

    But so far, Trump hasn’t formally signed such a declaration to sent to Congress, NBC News reported.

    The millions of dollars the executive branch could direct towards expanding treatment facilities — or supplying police officers with the anti-overdose remedy naloxone — aren’t moving because Trump yet to take official action.

    A White House spokesperson would not comment on when Trump plans to get around to it.

    UN Laughs as Trump Claims US Made Most Strides During His Presidency

    [NATL-NY] UN Laughs as Trump Claims US Made Most Strides During His Presidency

    There was audible laughter in the United Nations General Assembly hall when President Trump said his administration has achieved “more than any other administration in the history of our country," during his address Tuesday. Trump acknowledged as much and responded; “Didn’t expect that reaction but OK.” Read the full story here.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018)