Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Congressional task force backs declaring opioid epidemic a national emergency

Congressional task force backs declaring opioid epidemic a national emergency

The President did not elaborate further on his intentions, but it goes beyond his statements two days ago when he stopped short of following the recommendation of his opioid commission to declare a national emergency. "We believe at this point that the resources we need or the focus that we need to bring to bear to the opioid crisis, at this point, can be addressed without the declaration of an emergency", Price said, although he clarified that the option remains "on the table". "To his credit, he kept the time here very limited, and the disruption very limited", New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters this week when asked about Trump's previous trip. By getting doctors to prescribe opioids more responsibly, the commission aims to pull back the original source of the current drug overdose crisis. "I hope that the Administration works quickly and prudently to finally take the steps necessary to call this opioid epidemic what it is - a national emergency - and follow-up with meaningful action and investment".

And of course, Trump didn't pass up the opportunity to try to discredit the Justice Department investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

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The agency spent $35,185 on cart rentals earlier this year at Mar-a-Lago, when Trump was making regular weekend visits there, according to USA Today.

The president did not offer details of what his emergency declaration would entail, and he said his administration is working on the paperwork needed for the emergency declaration to take effect.

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NPR contacted the White House for more details about who was drawing the papers and how an emergency declaration would be implemented. "I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem". On the other hand, you have to stop new generations of potential drug users from accessing and misusing opioids.

He addressed the issue at a press conference in New Jersey as he responded to a question from a reporter, the news service reports.

"There's never been anything like what's happened to this country over the last four or five years", he said.

One potential benefit of declaring an emergency, according to Bradley Stein, a senior natural scientist at the Rand Corporation who studies substance-use disorders, is that Trump would be able to direct Price to alter or eliminate an obscure Medicaid rule that has been around since the 1960s.

Changing the rule, which Beck called a "federal disincentive to fund treatment", would allow treatment centers to gain critical funding from Medicaid as well as expand their facilities to become more cost-efficient.

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