White House Gives Status Update On Opioid Emergency
Mar 05, 2018, 00:32
"The administration is going to be rolling out policy over the next three weeks, and it will be very, very strong", Trumpsaid.
The President also lamented that the United States does not have stricter punishments for drug dealers.
The administration has pledged to make fighting the opioid epidemic a focus during Trump's presidency, and Kellyanne Conway, Trump's senior counselor, has taken the lead inside the White House in coordinating the response to the epidemic.
All across America, there is a huge problem with people selling opioids and the people buy them getting hooked on them and dying from overdoses.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016, the previous year with publicly available data. "I mean, what they are doing, the distribution".
The White House has pointed to recent positive movement in trying to rally more resources to combat the epidemic, including the president's recently budget proposal that called for $3 billion in new funding in 2018 and $10 billion in new funding in 2019 for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat the opioid crisis.
The comments follow Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Feb. 28 announcement of a new Department of Justice task force launched to increase scrutiny on opioid makers and distributors.
"It's a problem that's growing", the president also said while speaking to those at the summit Thursday.
"Hopefully we can do some litigation against the opioid companies", Trump said at a summit hosted by the White House on the nation's opioid crisis.
In a testy exchange with ABC News's Cecilia Vega, Sanders was initially asked whether US President Donald Trump intends to fire Attorney-General Jeff Sessions.
But he added he also wants Americans to have hope.
"If other countries are dumping their products on USA soil because they're subsidizing them, whether that's steel or aluminum, or anything else, this president has been very clear: We're going to have fair trade". "The administration has prioritized the issue and is implementing strategies around saving lives, lowering demand and lowering supply", said Adams.
According to media outlet RTBF , the French side is hoping to convince Belgium global Thibaut Courtois to leave Stamford Bridge. Paris Saint-Germain have joined Real Madrid in the race to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to HLN .
Phil Murphy said they're considering organizing the consortium through their respective state universities. They'll be urging others to join the coalition at this weekend's National Governors Association meeting.
Now Donald Trump is facing a shrinking circle of trusted advisers and a staff that's grim about any prospect of a reset. Secretary of Defense James Mattis' office referred all questions regarding personnel matters to the White House.
The ban applies to Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA customers, but it does not extend however, to debit cards. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was originally published by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald.
Drury, 25, comes to the the Yankees from the Arizona Diamondbacks , where he spent the first two-plus seasons of his career. This past season with High-A Tampa, he pitched 119 1/3 innings and posted a 3.39 ERA with a 129/50 K/BB ratio.
The Miami Dolphins are acquiring Pro Bowl defensive end Robert Quinn from the Los Angeles Rams , a league source confirmed. His cap charge is the largest of any nonquarterback, and the Dolphins could decide to move on after three years.
Google , similar to other corporates, continues to be heavily male dominated and thus, gender equality is a far fetched dream. Last year, Damore argued that due to their biological differences, women may not be suited for leadership.
His short game has also been razor sharp, saving par 11 times on the 15 greens he has missed in the first two rounds. If it had been hot, this could've been a score in the mid-60s. "Anything under par and day out here is really good".
Cuban said "in hindsight", he would have fired Sneed and made him still go to counseling after the first incident. Cuban was never accused of harassing any employees himself by anyone the SI reporters spoke with.
As part of its President's Day sale in the U.S., Best Buy is offering a $400 discount on the purchase of a Pixel 2 XL. These prices make it easier to digest some of the Pixel 2 XL's known issues , such as blue shift and black smearing.
Spurs defender: VAR was 'an absolute disgrace'
Former Premier League referee Chris Foy on BT Sport: "What's been misconstrued is that VAR looks at match-changing instances". The players here have made me feel welcome and the manager has put his faith in me and given me a run in the team.
8 things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S9
It is interesting to note that this will be the fastest that a Galaxy device has been introduced in the Indian market. This could also see the Indian pricing of the phone being hiked and the phone crossing the Rs 45,000-mark.
Nokia goes 'bananas' with new retro phone
The Snapdragon 660 offers performance comparable to last year's flagship SoCs and is heavily optimized for increased battery life. As Nokia no longer makes phones itself, the revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global .
Tamimi family and IDF spar over truth in teen's skull injury
Among the detainees was 15-year-old Muhammad Tamimi , who is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his skull on March 5th. Last night he was arrested by Israeli soldiers. "I could not keep quiet and I responded as I did", Tamimi testified.
Flooding expected along eastern Iowa river
Significant flooding occurs in California, Ohio, with several roads, Coney Island, and Riverbend Music Theater mostly underwater. SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND-The Six Nations Fire Department has closed off Fourth Line Road at Mohawk Road as a result of flooding.
This clock by Amazon's Jeff will run for 10000 years
The clock has been in the works for almost three decades, according to the post, and is created to tick once a year. They intend to build the animation for the 10 year anniversary chamber, but haven't decided what it will be yet.
Mourinho hints Pogba fit to face Sevilla
Antonio Valencia and David De Gea , who were also not involved in the weekend win will return to the starting XI as well. And Mourinho says the pull of Champions League football was enough to lure Sanchez to the "Theatre of Dreams".