Trump Opiod Emergency – CWEB.com
Today U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official.
“It’s a national emergency.
We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.”
In 2012, more than 790 million doses of opioids were prescribed to patients in Ohio, “enough to supply every man, woman and child in the state with 68 pills each.” In 2016, 2.3 million people in Ohio were prescribed an opioid; that’s 20 percent of the state’s entire population.
It is a national emergency,” President Donald J. Trump said.