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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 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.

    Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Army Medic From Vietnam War

    [NATL] Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Army Medic From Vietnam War

    President Donald Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to retired army medic Gary M. Rose. The Alabama native saved multiple lives while risking his own during the Vietnam War.

    (Published 5 hours ago)