Despite Trump's Talk, No Official Action Yet on Opioid Crisis

The president has yet to follow through with official action after calling the opioid epidemic a "serious problem"

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency and called it "a serious problem the likes of which we have never had."

But so far, Trump hasn’t formally signed such a declaration to sent to Congress, NBC News reported.

The millions of dollars the executive branch could direct towards expanding treatment facilities — or supplying police officers with the anti-overdose remedy naloxone — aren’t moving because Trump yet to take official action.

A White House spokesperson would not comment on when Trump plans to get around to it.

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