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Brief State of the Union Mention

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Brief State of the Union Mention

By billupsj

Leana S. Wen, M.D., Commissioner of Health for the city of  Baltimore, stated that President Trump’s brief 49 seconds on addiction and the opioid epidemic in his State of the Union address “is indicative of the lack of action taken by the federal government in the three months since the emergency declaration.”  She also questioned the lack of commitment of federal funding to the opioid epidemic; where funding will be directed; the availability of naloxone; and the availability of addiction treatment.