President Donald Trump said Thursday he’s taking steps to declare the opioid crisis a "national emergency," following the recent recommendation of the White House’s opioid commission, led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Appearing with Vice President Mike Pence in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said he is drafting up paperwork to officially declare the epidemic a national emergency.

Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/trump-opioid-abuse-national-emergency-241493

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