Oct 29 2017
Trump's actions have been anticipated since the summer, when an opioid commission Trump convened recommended he declare "a national emergency under either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act".
In an address at the White House, Trump said the growing epidemic spares "no part" of the country, promising his administration will spend "lots of money" to find non-addictive painkiller, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We are going to overcome addiction in America", the president said.
Trump said the federal government will "pretty soon" start suing "bad actors", including people and companies that are "hurting our people". Although the epidemic is increasingly being driven by heroin and the illicit use of synthetic opioids like fentanyl, many people developed addictions after being prescribed opioids by their doctors for legitimate pain treatment - a fact that first lady Melania Trump highlighted as she told stories of people she had met has she has learned more about the epidemic.
While much of the country has been mired in an opioid crisis for the past several years, the problem has been particularly acute in ME, which has seen a high rate of consumption of prescription opioid painkillers. "The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I'm saying officially right now it is an emergency", Trump said at the time.
Under Trump's direction, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services will declare a 90-day national public health emergency, subject to regular renewal.
"The fact is, if we can teach young people - and people, generally - not to start, it's really, really easy not to take them".
Gregg Raduka, PhD, LPC, ICPS, the Director of Prevention/Intervention of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Atlanta, says, "I think it's extremely beneficial for the President to have done so especially because this draws media attention to the opioid epidemic".
Pollution kills more people each year than war, AIDS, and malaria combined
Previous reports have documented the health cost of environmental damage according to individual types of pollutants. People who are sick or dead can not contribute to the economy.
Spectacular Orionid meteor shower could be visible from Longford tonight
Its [peak] could be within a day either side of this date and is most visible at midnight and a few hours before dawn. Yes! The meteors which are part of Halley's comet, can cause fast, bright meteors during much of October.
Rookie goalkeeper's howler gifts Manchester United win at Benfica
Jose Mourinho will want all his midfielders back from injury as soon as possible as his players now seem deflated. But if I want to moan and cry like the others, I can cry for the next five minutes.
Ohio Department of Health spokeswoman Melanie Amato said her agency will review the declaration's details "to see what it means for Ohio and "how it might complement what we believe is already one of the most aggressive and comprehensive approaches in the nation as we help our communities battle the scourge of drug addiction".
Republicans praised the efforts, while Democrats criticized the lack of funding. Edward J. Markey (D-MA).
Andrew Kolodny, codirector of opioid policy research at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, said no emergency declaration would do much to alleviate the impact of opioids without a substantial commitment of federal money and a clear strategy for overhauling the way the country treats addiction.
She lauded the president's promise to crack down on drug dealers and to shut down the flow of fentanyl, a powerful narcotic blamed for many overdose deaths.
Meanwhile, Trump's opioid commission, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is set to release its final recommendations on November 1.
Some were disappointed he didn't use the Stafford Act mechanism to fight the problem because it would have made more money available.
The order falls short of what the president's own advisory panel called for, and what state health officials were hoping for to address the crisis.
On Wednesday, the president told Fox Business Network he would be declaring the crisis a national emergency, which would have opened up additional federal funds.
Oct 28 2017
WTA Finals: Caroline Garcia beats Caroline Wozniacki; Elina Svitolina beats Simona Halep
Debut participation in the Final tournament of the WTA brought Elina Svitolina 275 points and 283 thousand dollars in prize money. Though eliminated from contention herself, Svitolina beat top seed Halep 6-3, 6-4 to ensure Garcia won the Red Group .
Oct 28 2017
Outrage Grows After Girl Denied Trophy for Winning Boys' Event
The MIAA and its member schools congratulate all golfers on their performance at the recent fall sectional team golf tournament. Not only did Nash post the best and lowest score but she won by four strokes, a convincing win in any golf tournament.
Oct 26 2017
Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows
The full body tracking of the Kinect lent itself very nicely to certain genres of games , one of which was dancing. This isn't surprising since there weren't a lot of games that utilized the technology in recent years.
Oct 26 2017
14th National Take-Back Initiative
The "Take Back" initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. More than 40 people in Mississippi have died of a drug overdose this year, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.
Oct 26 2017
Laptop Found in Las Vegas Gunman's Hotel Room Missing Hard Drive
Court records show Bruce Paddock has previous convictions for vandalism, criminal threats and theft, according to NBC News . Another brother, Eric Paddock, spoke to the media after the shooting, but Bruce Paddock did not.
Oct 25 2017
Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant still seems pretty unhappy
The last thing they need is one of their own players making it more hard because he's not getting the ball enough. Bryant previously denied a report about an earlier trade request , which we now see wasn't totally true.
Oct 25 2017
Two House Panels Launch Investigation Into FBI's 2016 Decisions
Nunes, who stepped aside from his panel's Russian Federation probe amid controversy in April, said the uranium inquiry was a separate matter.
Oct 21 2017
Kelly defends Trump's call to Gold Star widow
Frederica Wilson (D-FL) is not backing off her claim that President Trump disrespected a fallen soldier's widow earlier this week. President Donald Trump's latest Twitter foe is a Democratic U.S. congresswoman from Florida who wears a glittering cowboy hat.
Oct 19 2017
Vehicle bomb kills 5 police, 2 civilians in southwest Pakistan
He said terrorists are hitting the vulnerable targets and Balochistan is at the hit list of terrorists. At least 40 people were killed in twin blasts in Quetta and northwestern town of Parachinar in June.
Oct 19 2017
New wave of Rohingya refugees flock to Bangladesh camps
Many of the Rohingyas who arrived since Sunday told the UNHCR they were forced to leave when their villages were set on fire. Feltman visited several communities affected by the recent violence in northern Rakhine state by air.
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