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Daily News Headline 10/27/17

posted Oct 27, 2017, 7:59 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news yesterday, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The president seeks to shine a light on an epidemic of drug use that led to 59,000 deaths in 2016. Some have called the declaration short of what is needed because no funding accompanies this declaration. Others say it is a strong first step toward addressing the crisis and does suspend a rule that prevents Medicaid from funding drug rehabilitation.