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A Call for a National Emergency in Response to the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic continues to escalate in its national repercussions. Against this backdrop, President Trump’s White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis issued its interim report on July 31, 2017.

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Fact Sheet: Declared States of Emergency - Opioid Crisis

High rates of morbidity and mortality among Americans related to opioid use have lead multiple jurisdictions to declare a formal state of emergency and public health emergency. Declaring a state of emergency grants states and localities additional resources to address the epidemic immediately. This Fact Sheet provides a brief summary of the emergency declarations in six states, and the Primer provides a visual snapshot and synopses of state-and tribal-based emergency declarations across the U.S. based on currently-available information.

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