So it's fair to say the Trump plan is an important but preliminary step. "People that work in the field have been waiting and waiting for it to be treated with the kind of urgency that's needed".
The US government will be working with doctors and medical professionals to implement best practices for "safe opioid prescribing" and "requiring federally employed prescribers" to receive special training.
The president's directive will allow federal agencies to hire more public health workers. That will be up to states to decide and it's not clear what ME will do.
He also said he would act to suspend a rule that prevents Medicaid from funding many drug rehabilitation facilities. But The New York Times reports that Trump ran into resistance from members of his administration who didn't want to commit open-ended federal funds to a growing problem. Overdose deaths in ME have climbed at a rate that has been among the highest of any state over the past four years. And the numbers have been climbing steadily for years: More than 4,000 were in state-funded treatment for opioid abuse in 2013 - up from 399 in 2000. Although the apparent plateau may seem like good news, the total number of deaths in 2016 - 376 - was the highest ever recorded in Maine. He offered no specific details, but dozens of cities, counties, and states have filed lawsuits against drug makers and drug distributors for their alleged roles in seeding the opioid crisis. It found that Maine's signature lobster industry has been hit especially hard, and that women are at greater risk because of a lack of services. Families need expanded access to substance use treatment. And it found that stigma and shame still exist as barriers to progress. It also allows grants to help people struggling with opioid addiction, but without allocating money for that goal.
The move diverges from previous promises - even as recently as Wednesday night - to declare the epidemic a "national emergency". The announcement by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan included a pledge of $50 million in new spending over five years.
These so-called medication-assisted treatments continue to be stigmatized in many places.
A Trump-named commission headed by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is expected to release a report on an overall strategy for combating the opioid crisis on November 1. "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".
Yesterday, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Combating the Opioid Epidemic Act, which would allot $45 billion for prevention, early detection and treatment of opioid abuse. "We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic".
Rep. Chellie Pingree of ME, D-1st District, said she didn't see enough specifics from the president Thursday and echoed concerns about adequate funding.
The declaration is limited, falling far short of the steps experts say is necessary to combat the crisis.
"Well, you know, I think there's more to come on that."
"A nationwide public health emergency will really reorient all of the federal government and executive branch's resources towards focusing on providing relief for this urgent need", an official said.
In order to keep students safe, the sheriff has made plans for "extra patrol on and around GSU campus for the foreseeable future". The campus was not put on lockdown following the incident, but students are being advised to stay inside.
American Express Card Members can purchase presale tickets beginning October 30 at 12 p.m. until November 4 at 10 a.m. The performance will be part of a tour for Maroon 5's new album, Red Pill Blues , the pop group's sixth studio album.
USA officials have long accused Pakistan of turning a blind eye or assisting the Afghan Taliban and the allied Haqqani network. Pakistan only received "a trickle" of economic assistance from the United States , said the foreign minister.
The freshly launched Xperia devices will be available for pre-registration starting today (October 27, 2017) on Amazon India. The Xperia R1 Plus is nearly identical to the Xperia R1 down to the 146 x 73.2 x 8.8mm measurement and 154-gram weight.
Production and agriculture both grew by 1.0% but contributed less percentage points to overall GDP growth due to their weighting. Markets are now pricing in an 80% chance of a rate rise next week, but the central bank has disappointed on this score before.
The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock provided by Kwiskset or Yale. Amazon says its new service allows your packages to be delivered safely into your home and away from would-be thieves.
Swaraj seeks probe into Sherin's adoption
Mathews has turned himself in to the police and told them what happened to Sherin, we see no need for Mrs. Her body was discovered after over two weeks of searches by police officials in Texas on Sunday.
Sensex trims gains as telecom, banking stocks falls
However, the broader NSE Nifty slipped from its lifetime high to close at 10,323.05, down 20.75 points, or 0.20 per cent. However, selling in telecom, energy, finance, banking, Teck and oil&gas stocks pulled back the index from record highs.
BJP to celebrate Nov 8 as 'anti-blackmoney day'
The announcement came a day after the Congress said it will observe November 8 as Black Day and hold protests across the country. Asked whether the Prime Minister would participate in the campaign, Jaitley said the details were being worked out.
Xbox Games with Gold Revealed for November 2017
Save the land of Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked by gathering orbs to unlock stolen emotions and battle his powerful minions. It's Telltale's spin on the series, but done in the episodic, graphic adventure style the developer is known for.
Twitter just booted Russian media ads offline
Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to questions about whether they would limit Russian Federation media ad spending. Russia Today and Sputnik will still be able to "remain organic users" on Twitter , as long as they comply with the site's rules.
Terry Richardson whines about being axed from Condé Nast
Richardson has photographed stars including Beyonce, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and directed Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball video. The article claimed Richardson had been accused by models of making them strip and perform sex acts during photoshoots.
I mourn a great technician, Kamal Hassan on IV Sasi
Sasi has changed the scenario of Malayalam cinema from 1970's with his unbelievable presentation and technical skills. Filmmaker Siddique remembered IV Sasi as great filmmaker who made mega hit films with great technical perfection.