On Thursday, October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency.
What is the Opioid Epidemic?
From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died of drug overdoses across the country and most of those deaths involved opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates that 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016 alone.
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