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HHS Acting Secretary Declares Public Health Emergency to Address National Opioid Crisis

Source
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Date
Oct 26, 2017
Summary
As requested by President Donald Trump on Thursday, the acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Eric D. Hargan, declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency. The declaration will allow HHS to accelerate temporary appointments of specialized personnel, expand access to addiction treatments, and provide flexibility for other response initiatives.
Tagged as
Illicit drug use · Policy · Prescription drug abuse · Public health