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Declare the opioid crisis a "national health emergency"

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Declare the opioid crisis a "national health emergency"

To be delivered to President Donald Trump

Petition Statement

The opioid crisis must be declared a "national health emergency" so that communities can mobilize resources to fight this epidemic.
There are currently 2,734 signatures. NEW goal - We need 3,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Donald Trump must follow up on his promise to declare a national health emergency for the opioid crisis.

This summer, Trump stated that he considered the opioid crisis to be "a national emergency." As a result, many members of the media reported that a national emergency had been declared.

However, to this day, no official emergency has been declared which means the extra resources and authority that come with such a declaration are not in play.

For example, a declaration of emergency could remove the restrictions on which doctors can prescribe two common medications for treating opioid addiction.

Or, with a declaration of emergency, the Food and Drug Administration could allow for the widespread use of an overdose antidote without a prescription.

Please join with me and demand that Donald Trump follow up on his promise to declare a national health emergency for the opioid crisis by signing this petition.

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