Trump Declares Opioid Crisis a National Emergency and Jacob Teitelbaum, MD., Responds

President Trump is officially declaring the opioid crisis a “national emergency”—an act usually reserved for natural disasters, mass infectious disease outbreaks, and terrorist attacks. This announcement—the first of its kind—underscores the magnitude of the crisis. The amount of prescription opioids legally sold almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2010. The leading cause of accidental death in… Continue Reading →

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