White House Panel Urges Trump to Declare State of Emergency Over Opioid Crisis

It's not clear whether the president will agree or exactly what that would mean.

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White House panel urges Trump to declare state of emergency over opioid crisis

WASHINGTON - The White House's commission on combating the opioid epidemic has recommended that President Trump declare a federal state of emergency to address the crisis, a potentially significant step for an administration that has repeatedly pledged to take steps to ease the epidemic. "The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and…


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Lev Facher is a Washington Correspondent for STAT, reporting on the politics of health, science and medicine. He's a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied economics and worked as the managing editor of The Michigan Daily. He has previously interned for the Student Press Law Center, Michigan Radio and the San Francisco Chronicle.