Trump Opioid Declaration Not Enough, Officials Say


Delaware’s top officials greeted President Trump’s Thursday declaration of a national opioid public health emergency with a mixed reaction.

The announcement creates a 90-day emergency that can be renewed, making it easier for people to get treatment in some cases, and also expands telemedicine services, makes HIV funds available for drug abuse treatment and enables the Department of Labor to provide grants to workers impacted by opioids.

However, the Republican president didn’t commit any new funds and stopped short of characterizing the epidemic as a national disaster.

The focus on opioids, which the …

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