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President Trump plans to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What would that do?

Marielle Segarra Oct 20, 2017
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President Trump plans to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. What would that do?

Marielle Segarra Oct 20, 2017
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Next week, President Donald Trump has said he plans to officially declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. States were given nearly $500 million in additional funding for opioid addiction treatment earlier this year – so what would this new emergency declaration do?

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