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governors to trump, congress: do more to solve opioid crisis


governors of both parties are calling on congress and president donald trump's administration to provide more federal money and improve coordination to deal with america's deadly opioid crisis.






governors ask trump, congress to do more on opioid crisis


less than three months after president donald trump declared the u.s. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 americans a day.






governors to trump, congress: do more to solve opioid crisis


less than three months after president donald trump declared the u.s. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 americans a day.






governors urge trump, congress to do more to solve opioid crisis


less than three months after president donald trump declared the u.s. opioid crisis a public health emergency, the nation's governors are calling on his administration and congress to provide more money and coordination for the fight against the drugs, which are killing more than 90 americans a...






governors to trump, congress: do more to solve opioid crisis


cherry hill, n.j. (ap) — governors of both parties are calling on congress and president donald trump’s administration to provide more federal money and improve coordination to deal with america’s deadly opioid crisis. the national governors association released a list of recommendations for action on thursday. it comes less than three months after trump declared […]






rep. blumenauer to congress: let medical marijuana research help solve opioid cr


the oregon democrat and longtime champion of medical marijuana made the remarks in testimony before a u.s. house subcommittee on health hearing on proposals for ending the opioid crisis.






today's opioid crisis shares chilling similarities with past drug epidemics


while declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency thursday, president donald trump said: "nobody has seen anything like what's going on now." he was right, and he was wrong. yes, this is the most widespread and deadly drug crisis in the nation's history. but there has been a...






has congress fueled america's opioid crisis?


a "60 minutes"-washington post joint investigation exposes how a law may have allowed the opioid epidemic to worsen






has congress fueled america's opioid crisis?


"60 minutes"-washington post joint investigation exposes how a law may have allowed the opioid epidemic to worsen






as trump prepares to declare opioid emergency, victims of crisis want action mor


president donald trump promised during the campaign to aggressively take on the opioid crisis, but his efforts to address the public health epidemic since taking office have been more show than substance.






‘he hasn’t done anything’: trump-backing recovering opioid addict fears she’s be


president donald trump vowed multiple times to fix the opioid crisis that has ravaged communities across america, but so far opioid addiction recovery advocates feel very underwhelmed by his efforts. cnn has talked with some recovering opioid addicts who believe that the president has ignored their ...






trump set to make opioid announcement; victims of crisis want action not more wo


president donald trump promised during the campaign to aggressively take on the opioid crisis, but his efforts to address the public health epidemic since taking office have been more show than substance. he has organized a commission to study the issue, but his administration has not addressed...






ex-trump supporter torches ‘insincere’ efforts on opioid crisis commission: ‘his


trump supporter kraig moss toured the country with donald trump in support of his candidacy. after his son was found dead of a heroin overdose, however, things changed. trump’s healthcare bill turned a blind-eye to the opioid crisis and moss was furious. over the last week, he’s taken to...






trumpcare may worsen the opioid crisis


it’s well established that the u.s. is facing a crisis of opioid addiction. since 1999, the number of opioid-related drug overdose deaths has quadrupled, and half a million people have died from overdoses in the last 15 years, according to the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention. people ...






christie denies making remark about trump, opioid crisis


trenton, n.j. (ap) — new jersey gov. chris christie is denying a published report that he said donald trump’s “presidency is over” if he doesn’t recognize the seriousness of the opioid crisis. former rhode island rep. patrick kennedy told the washington post that the republican governor made the comments. kennedy serves on the federal opioid […]






dayton calls on legislature to fight opioid scourge


st. paul, minn. (ap) — gov. mark dayton says he’ll press for new legislation next year to crack down on opioid use. president donald trump declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency on thursday, calling it the worst drug crisis in u.s. history. the declaration allows the federal government to redirect resources to […]






trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency


"we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. we can do it," president trump said thursday






opioid-linked deaths on rise, but federal response uncertain under trump


washington – even as deaths by opioid overdose rise in minnesota and around the county, treatment advocates and public officials in the state are looking to washington with concern that federal spending reductions under president trump and the republican congress could damage efforts to stem the crisis.






trump to declare opioid crisis a public health emergency — live updates


president trump is speaking out on combatting the opioid epidemic in america






republican, democratic governors urge congress to save daca


eleven governors are urging congress to save an imperiled program that protects young immigrants from deportation.






the latest: governors discuss ways to curb opioid abuse


the latest on the national governors association meeting in rhode island (all times local):






the opioid crackdown is making life untenable for chronic pain patients like me


president trump recently said that he intends to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. if he makes good on that promise, it will be the country’s first official state of emergency for a drug epidemic. that designation would make more federal funding available for curbing the crisis, and...






new mexico holds summit on opioid drug crisis


santa fe, n.m. (ap) — public health experts are looking for additional solutions to new mexico’s opioid addiction crisis at a policy summit in the state capital. state rep. deborah armstrong helped organize the thursday gathering and hopes it will help enhance and expand successful approaches to combatting the opioid crisis, especially if more federal […]






next up for congress: opioid crisis, welfare, infrastructure


washington – while congress spent the morning passing the final tax bill, the centerpiece of president donald trump’s economic agenda, his top advisers huddled in the white house focusing on which policy to push forward next.






trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis


new york (ap) — he slept next to his son’s ashes most nights back when kraig moss first met donald trump. in a hall packed with iowa voters, the presidential candidate looked the middle-aged truck driver in the eye and vowed to fight the opioid crisis that killed his only son two years earlier. “he […]






can legal marijuana solve the opioid crisis?


u.s. attorney general jeff sessions recently said he was “astonished” by claims that legal marijuana could solve the opioid crisis devastating the nation. however, a new study firmly linked legalized weed to decreased opioid abuse and overdoses. after analyzing hospitalization records from 1997 to 2...






opioid epidemic shares chilling similarities with the past


while declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency thursday, president donald trump said: "nobody has seen anything like what's going on now."






us governors meet to discuss challenges facing their states


providence, r.i. (ap) — more than half of u.s. governors are meeting this week to discuss the biggest challenges facing their states. those include the possibility of major changes to medicaid and states’ health insurances marketplaces under the republican health care plan in congress, the ongoing opioid epidemic and the impact of climate change. the […]






trump to tackle opioid addiction in white house speech


president donald trump is poised to deliver a major speech thursday on fighting the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug crisis in u.s. history.






trump plans to gut agency fighting opioid crisis — despite vowing to help suppor


while president donald trump vowed to help out communities that have been devastated by opioid addiction, his office of management and budget is proposing a massive 95% cut to the agency that’s leading the fight against opioid addiction. politico’s dan diamond reports that the white hous...






trump toasts nation's governors ahead of health care talks


president donald trump toasted the nation's governors sunday night, welcoming state leaders to a black-tie ball at the white house ahead of discussions about his plans to repeal and replace the so-called obamacare law. trump welcomed 46 governors and their spouses to the annual governors' ball...






america’s governors, not congress, know best on health care (2 letters)


since congress is apparently unable to approach health care in a nonpartisan way, it seems to me governors are in the best position to design a system that best meets the needs of their citizens.






trump vows efforts to fight nation’s opioid addiction crisis


washington (ap) — president donald trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation’s opioid addiction crisis. trump said his administration wants “to help people who have become so badly addicted.” he kicked off a commission to combat the growing problem at an event wednesday at the white house. new jersey gov. chris […]






in letter to congress, hickenlooper and other governors say chip should be “the


colorado gov. john hickenlooper -- in what has become something of a trademark move -- signed onto a letter to congress by a bipartisan group of governors urging the renewal of the children's health insurance program.






how the opioid crisis is blowing a hole in small-town america’s finances


as deaths mount in america’s opioid crisis, communities on the front lines face a hidden toll: the financial cost. ross county, a largely rural region of 77,000 people an hour south of columbus, ohio, is wrestling with an explosion in opioid-related deaths – 44 last year compared to 19 i...