On October 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump took action on Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis according to a press release from the White House Office of the Press Secretary. Donald Trump declared at a White House event that opioid abuse represents a public-health emergency.
“The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem.” – President Donald J. Trump
DRUG ADDICTION AND OPIOIDS ARE RAVAGING AMERICA: Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives to drug abuse, and it will only get worse unless action is taken. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FIGHTING BACK: The Trump White House has moved quickly to address the drug addiction and opioid crisis, with the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis leading the way.
The numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2016, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) with over 20,000 overdose deaths. Source: CDC WONDER
In a recent related news article, a U.S. billionaire founder of a drug company was charged with opioid bribery. This is just a taste of what is taking place. https://ethixbase.com/eanews/united-states-billionaire-founder-charged-in-opioid-bribery-case/
Not only is the Trump Administration fighting back but there is also another familiar player on the scene that is ready to join in on the fight. His name is Mike Moore and is well known as the AG Lawyer who took down the big tobacco companies back in the 90’s. Now he is back and plans to take on the big pharmaceutical companies that are part of the opioid crises. I wish him much success in the fight as there needs to be accountability and justice where it is due.
We need Whistleblowers! So many people are afraid to report drug dealers or other drug-related activity. There is a way to safely report using CrimeStoppers and others such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or the Department of Justice (DOJ). Both have websites and phone numbers to anonymously report drug activity or submit tips through a hotline. You can also use several other tips on how to report anonymously found at https://www.projectknow.com/speak-up-how-to-safely-and-anonymously-report-drug-activity/.