11 months ago
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Opioids claim the lives of 91 individuals every day. With nearly 60,000 overdose deaths in 2016, 60% of which were related to prescription opioids, it is clear that there is a major public health crisis in our country. That is why we are launching our End Pain Not Lives campaign.
On August 10th, 2017, referring to the opioid crisis, President Trump said: "I'm saying officially right now, it is an emergency. It is a National emergency." However, he has not formalized his declaration. In order to ensure that all possible tools are being utilized as part of the path forward to ending the crisis, we need President Trump to formally declare the opioid epidemic a national health emergency. Declaration of a national emergency frees up resources that public health officials and states can then use to help treat pain safely and ultimately end the epidemic.