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Despite Trump's Talk, No Official Action Yet on Opioid Crisis

The president has yet to follow through with official action after calling the opioid epidemic a "serious problem"

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    Trump discussed intentions to declare the opioid crisis a state of emergency today.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017)

    Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and called it "a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

    But so far, Trump hasn’t formally signed such a declaration to sent to Congress, NBC News reported.

    The millions of dollars the executive branch could direct towards expanding treatment facilities — or supplying police officers with the anti-overdose remedy naloxone — aren’t moving because Trump yet to take official action.

    A White House spokesperson would not comment on when Trump plans to get around to it.

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    White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he was "stunned" and "broken hearted" by a Florida congresswoman woman's criticism of President Donald Trump's phone call to one of the families of Americans killed in Niger nearly two weeks ago.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017)