Trump: Opioid Emergency ‘National Shame’


US President Donald Trump has called America’s painkiller-addiction crisis a “national shame” as he declared it a public health emergency.Mr Trump announced a plan to target the abuse of opioids, which kill more than 140 Americans each day. The president has previously promised to declare a national emergency, which would have triggered federal funding to help states combat the drug scourge.The move instead redirects grant money to be used in dealing with the crisis.Five ways to tackle the US drug epidemicMr Trump said on Thursday at the White House: “More people …

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