Petition statement to be delivered to Eric Hargan, acting secretary of Health and Human Services and President Donald Trump

We need a real solution for the heroin, fentanyl, oxycontin, and opioid epidemic

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We need a real solution for the heroin, fentanyl, oxycontin, and opioid epidemic

To be delivered to Eric Hargan, acting secretary of Health and Human Services and President Donald Trump

Petition Statement

The opioid crisis must be declared a national health emergency and significant new funds for a long-term, comprehensive strategy for both prevention and treatment must be granted. Communities need to be able to mobilize resources to fight this epidemic over the long haul.
There are currently 19,036 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The opioid epidemic is hurting real people: every 10 minutes, a mother, child, friend, neighbor, or fellow American dies from a drug overdose.

Yesterday, Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency—more than two months after he first committed to the declaration, and potentially more than 10,000 overdoses later.

But without significant new funds for a long-term, comprehensive strategy for both prevention and treatment, a national emergency alone is not likely to be successful.

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