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Trump pledges part of his salary to fight opioid crisis

12-04   Trump pledges part of his salary to fight opioid crisis

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President Donald Trump will donate his third-quarter salary — $100,000 — to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to bolster its fight against the opioid epidemic in the country, the White House announced on Nov. 30, 2017. While making the announcement at a White House briefing, Acting Health Secretary Eric Hargan said, “Part […]


Opioid epidemic costs over $500 billion, says White House

11-21   Opioid epidemic costs over $500 billion, says White House

The opioid epidemic lashing the United States is hurting the country not only in terms of the years of potential life lost (YPLL) but also in terms of lost dollars, causing a huge dent in the state treasury. According to the White House, the actual cost of the opioid epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, […]


President Trump announces health emergency without new funds

10-27   President Trump announces health emergency without new funds

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Describing the escalating opioid crisis as a “national shame and human tragedy,” President Trump ordered the announcement of a public health emergency nationwide in the East Room of the White House on Oct. 26, 2017. The recent renewable declaration will be valid for 90 days and will facilitate the Trump administration to divert resources to […]


Opioid Epidemic: Administration Promises Sweeping Action

10-26   Opioid Epidemic: Administration Promises Sweeping Action

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By Lise Millay Stevens After more than nine months in office, President Donald Trump has announced a multi-pronged approach to combating the U.S. opioid epidemic. The question is, will he put the money where his mouth is? In the past few months and as recently as yesterday, the president has referred to the epidemic as […]


Pharma giants feeling opioid heat

10-18   Pharma giants feeling opioid heat

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Opioid addiction is claiming more lives with each passing day in the United States. Experts attribute the ongoing opioid crisis to the deceitful tactics deployed by big names in the pharmaceutical industry in the early 1990s to flood the markets with painkillers. Studies suggest that in an attempt to further their sinister objectives, several pharma […]


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