Lawmakers respond to President Trump's statements regarding opioid crisis

US won't declare opioid emergency, Price says

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Jenkins said he suggested to Trump that he reinstate the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy as a cabinet-level position.

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, Republican from Marietta: "I agree with President Trump's decision to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.because it is one".

According to data from the Missouri Hospital Association, opioid-related inpatient hospital admissions and emergency room visits have more than doubled over the past decade. "What it could mean though is Trump and his attorney general Jeff Sessions using the emergency declaration to step up the kind of "strong law enforcement" response to the opioid crisis that Sessions has been pursuing all along", said Smith. An initial report from the commission noted that the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is "equal to September 11th every three weeks".

ITV News has been speaking to some of those affected by the national epidemic, from addicts to coroners and police chiefs.

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"We're going to draw it up and we're going to make it a national emergency", he said. But Tom Price, the Health and Human Services secretary, said Tuesday that he didn't think it is needed.

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Addicts often say they want the most powerful drug they can find and often seek batches of drugs that have been linked to rashes of overdoses.

The current United States addiction epidemic cuts across class boundaries, with many middle class people among those affected. Scott's announcement came a day after state officials met with local leaders in Palmetto as part of a series of state-directed workshops to discuss the needs of Manatee, Palm Beach, Orange and Duval counties. The Trump Administration and Congress should prioritize scaling up access to the overdose-reversal drug naloxone and medication-assisted treatment, like methadone and buprenorphine, and resist efforts to expand the use of mandatory minimum sentences and criminalization.

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"There's never been anything like what's happened to this country over the last four or five years", the president continued.

"This is a good step to provide potentially life-saving relief to the millions of Americans suffering from this crisis", Kaptur said. Price said the administration has the resources it needs to combat the epidemic without formally invoking the emergency powers. The declaration would also increase the capacity of the health care system to treat people addicted to opioids. From 2000 to 2015, more than 500,000 people died of drug overdoses, and opioids account for the majority of those.

That law has restricted treatment providers' ability to meet the demand for substance-abuse treatment.

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