Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Declaration stops short of the ‘national emergency’ designation president had assured over summer WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, surrounded by addicts and their families, declared opioid addiction a “public health emergency” Thursday as he sought to accelerate a federal government response to the crisis. “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic,” Mr. Trump said … Continue reading Trump Announces Opioid Crisis a Public Health Emergency

Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences

A state senator in Maryland is now calling for lethal injection to be reinstated in the state for certain crimes, and he wants to use the same drugs that are already killing thousands of Americans each year to get the job done: heroin and fentanyl. Hartford Country Republican Senator Robert G. Cassilly would like to … Continue reading Lawmaker wants to legalize use of prescription painkillers for death sentences