Health Care

Trump Opioid Declaration Focuses Attention on Epidemic, but Doesn't Alter Policy

Trump Opioid Declaration Focuses Attention on Epidemic, but Doesn't Alter Policy”

He says it's a way to help treatment centers deal with staffing shortages.

ME addiction experts and some members of the state's congressional delegation said President Trump's declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency is an important step but believe what happens next is more critical.

State health officials report that 637 people in Minnesota lost their lives a year ago to drug overdoses. He's director of the Arizona Public Health Association and a former director of the state Department of Health Services. "They're part of a public health response".

Those costs being families who have lost loved ones and costs to the taxpayers as a result of the epidemic.

"Right now, it's not a place where people are going to make a lot of money and when you have a heavy student debt load, then it undermines our ability to get and attract good quality clinicians", Craig says.

More news: With Andi Mack, Disney Channel Will Premiere Its First Gay Storyline

Wilkerson said the hospital gives out some of the medications like naloxone. He hopes that President Trump deeming the crisis as a health emergency will mean more access to funding for treatment in Milwaukee County.

More money for treatment is something Mayor Tom Barrett hopes for as well.

"While I appreciate that the president has finally taken a formal step, his declaration is short on specifics and lacks critical funding", she said.

As far as the lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies, Barrett says he supports the idea and is ready to sign off. Lawsuits could apply pressure on the companies to be more responsible in how they dispense these drugs. Overdose deaths in ME have climbed at a rate that has been among the highest of any state over the past four years.

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen said on average two people die every day in Baltimore City due to overdosing. Steele provided a list of accomplishments, including strengthening opioid prescribing limits, increasing funding for medication assisted treatment and creating a new treatment model called opioid health homes.

Like this



28 October 2017
Shannon Beador and husband David Beador split after 17 years of marriage
Shannon Beador and her husband of 17-years David have split, the Real Housewives of Orange County star confirmed to PEOPLE . According to the publication, Beador told her co-stars while filming the RHOC reunion, which is set to air next month.

28 October 2017
Understanding the Financial Health of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
Birch Hill Inv Ltd owns 2.19% invested in Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC ) for 1.02M shares. 43,670 were accumulated by City. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Bank of America Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a report on Monday.

28 October 2017
Mom Beat Daughter For Incorrectly Reciting Bible Verses
Shoffner also pleaded guilty to a January incident where she got into a physical confrontation with another woman in a vehicle . Police arrested Shoffner and charged her with aggravated assault of a minor and other charges, reported the Press and Journal .

28 October 2017
Uncle arrested after police pull over 11-year-old 'designated driver'
Police identified the 29-year-old man as Genoro Lopez, who appeared drunk and had an open beer in his lap, authorities told KTLA5. Police asked Lopez to step out of the vehicle and found an imitation firearm between the passenger seat and the door.

28 October 2017
Lewis Hamilton second quickest in Mexican Grand Prix first practice
Ocon will not have enjoyed being a spectator as Celis put the Frenchman's vehicle backwards into the barriers at turn 16 and halted the session.

28 October 2017
US Envoy Calls for DRC Elections in 2018
Congo's electoral commission has said it will not be ready to conduct elections until April 2019 at the earliest. She called on President Joseph Kabila to announce elections will take place next year.

28 October 2017
Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG) Raises Dividend to $1.85 Per Share
Reaves W H & Company Inc decreased Cms Energy Corp Com ( NYSE :CMS) stake by 41,650 shares to 645,308 valued at $29.85M in 2017Q2. It has underperformed by 35.26% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $48.70B company.

28 October 2017
Thanks to Tesla, Power is Back at Children's Hospital in Puerto Rico
The company's employees were also in Puerto Rico to work on installing them in partnership with local organizations there. Tesla founder Musk Instagrammed that it was "the first of many solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico".

28 October 2017
Jay Cutler will be Dolphins starting QB vs. Raiders if he's healthy
By yards per game and yards per play, the Dolphins are the worst team in the NFL-and by a significant margin. At the end of the day, guys have got to take this stuff home and study it.

28 October 2017
National Basketball Association responds to former commissioner's comments about marijuana use
The NBA has no current plans to change any marijuana policies, NBA spokesman Mike Bass stated in the wake of Stern's comments. National Basketball Association spokesman Mike Bass said the league's current stance on medical marijuana hasn't changed.