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US: Analysis: Here’s what happens if Trump declares opioid abuse a national emergency (Opinion)
Washington Post – August 08, 2017
President Trump on Tuesday held a briefing on the opiate crisis with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at his private New Jersey golf club. After that meeting, Secretary Price told reporters that the White House would not be making a declaration of national emergency on opioids, as Trump’s hand-picked commission on opiates urgently recommended several weeks ago.
Also: White House opioid commission to Trump: ‘Declare a national emergency’ on drug overdoses: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/31/white-house-opioid-commission-to-trump-declare-a-national-emergency-on-drug-overdoses/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.9459354ffd28