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Friday, August 11, 2017

Trump says opiod addiction is a national emergency
Governor Bill Haslam and other Tennesseans across the state praised President Donald Trump's efforts to address the opioid crisis after Trump announced plans Thursday to declare a national emergency to address the issue. Trump said he is officially labeling the crisis a national emergency. A formal declaration of a public health emergency would give the federal government additional powers to waive health regulations, pay for treatment programs and make overdose-reversing drugs more widely available. "The governor believes the opioid crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing our state — and the entire country — and fighting it will take responses at the local, state and federal levels," Haslam spokeswoman Jennifer Donnals said. "He supports President Trump's commitment to address the epidemic." Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has quickly become a national face for the issue in the wake of the death of her only son. Max Barry died from a combination of several drugs, including opioids, on July 29 in Colorado. "I hope that President Trump’s words declaring this a national emergency will be followed swiftly by resources flowing into our communities to expand the number of treatment beds, while also giving first responders across the United States access to potentially life-saving anti-overdose medication,” Barry said.


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