Declaring Opioid Emergency, Trump Touts FDA Actions, NIH-Industry Partnerships
Proclaiming the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, President points to FDA's prescriber training requirements and withdrawal of Opana ER; Sen. Leahy decries lack of additional funding.
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