The National Opioid Epidemic Demands An Urgent Federal Response

The National Opioid Epidemic Demands an Urgent Federal Response

Last week, President Trump suggested that he would finally declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency, a claim he has made before.
Of course, this would be a good first step, and something the President’s own Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended he do back in July.
But the President’s Opioid Commission also made a much more important recommendation—allow the government to negotiate lower prices for the life-saving drug naloxone.
Last month, I led 50 of my House colleagues, including Maryland Representatives Jamie Raskin, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes, in urging President Trump to …

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