Trump opioid response may imperil HIV/AIDS dollars

Posted October 29, 2017

The declaration "gives us power to do things that you can't do right now", said Trump on Wednesday, in remarks made outside the White House.

"We think of prevention services - sometimes they're funded by bake sales and PTOs - and that's just not how we pay for public health awareness on other diseases and conditions", Criss says. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction, never been this way. He also wrote a letter to Trump urging him to allow the government to negotiate lower prices for life-saving opioid overdose reversal drugs like Narcan.

Although Trump called the opioid crisis a national emergency over the next month, he did not sign a formal declaration of the designation, and the idea ran into stiff resistance in his administration to making an open-ended commitment of federal funds to deal with an issue that has shown no signs of abating. The president repeated this promise in August when he called the problem a "national emergency".

The president shared a personal story of his experience with addiction, through his brother Fred, who struggled with alcohol.

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He also said he would act to suspend a rule that prevents Medicaid from funding many drug rehabilitation facilities. "Believe me. Very, very tough life", Trump said.

In an address at the White House, Trump said the growing epidemic spares "no part" of the country, promising his administration will spend "lots of money" to find non-addictive painkiller, Xinhua news agency reported.

"We are here today because of your courage", the first lady told the audience.

Trump said the opioid use has affected more than two million Americans nationwide and the number continues to rise.

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Trump said the Department of Homeland Security and United States Postal Service have enhanced their investigation methods for imports of fentanyl, which is 50 times more deadly than heroin.

Even without extra funds, the declaration will allow treatment for recovery from addiction by tele-medicine to start, permitting remote prescription of drugs meant to stave off withdrawal pains, a boon for people in rural areas short on physicians. That would normally be administered through FEMA, not the Health and Human Services Department.

As a candidate, Trump promised to address the crisis, including by building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border to stop the flow of illicit drugs, which he touched on in his speech.

The Public Health Emergency Fund now contains just $57,000, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, a negligible amount. "I'm pushing the Senate to act as quickly as possible on four bipartisan bills, including the STOP Act to help stop risky synthetic drugs from being shipped into our country; the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act, which will help stop overprescribing; the Medicaid CARE Act to lift the cap on Medicaid funding for mental health and substance abuse facilities and the CRIB Act to help newborns born dependent on drugs recover". "We should not have to depend on repurposed dollars that take away from other health priorities". The city is now paying $70 to $90 for a two-dose pack of naloxone, she said.

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"I have spoken to the president in depth about this epidemic and the devastating impact it is having on our communities in OH and around the country, and I know he is committed to addressing it in a comprehensive way", said a statement from Portman, who urged Congress to provide more resources to fight the epidemic.