This comes as overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50.
“There is no reason why addressing this crisis should come at the expense of our Second Amendment rights,” Pennsylvania State Senator Scott Wagner said.
"We’ve never had a problem with drugs like we do," said Trump, "it’s never been like it is."
Tramadol is legal in Britain with a proper prescription, but it’s a banned substance in Egypt, where it’s considered the country’s most abused drug.
In a Dec. 12 resignation letter to Governor Eric Holcomb's office, Mary Beth Bonaventura said "lives will be lost and families ruined."
“This is not just an opioid use crisis of historic proportions...There is a more general drug misuse crisis.”
Investigators are closing in on Big Pharma, claiming that shady tactics fueled the opioid crisis.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is hesitant to admit its role in the death of Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski, who died as a result of drugs he was prescribed at a VA hospital.
Doctors are much more likely to prescribe opioid medication to white patients than their black and Latino counterparts.
Trump's formal announcement will allow the Department of Health and Human Services to take sweeping actions.
Psychiatric medications are being overprescribed, but in some cases, these drugs save lives. We need a more nuanced approach to treatment.