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Watch: Melania Trump launches ‘BE BEST’ children’s initiatives [video + transcript]

Melania Trump women of courage award

First Lady Melania Trump announced Monday a set of initiatives focused on the well-being of children. “As has been evidenced by the many events Mrs. Trump has participated in during her time as first lady, her focus will be the overall well-being of children. Something unique though: She has not narrowed her platform down to just one topic as has ...

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Watch: President Donald Trump issues weekly address 4/27/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump issued his weekly address Friday during which he highlighted the nation’s opioid crisis and efforts to combat it. Transcript Hello, it’s great to be with you. I want to talk about opioid addiction which claimed an average of 116 American lives every single day in 2016. My Administration is committed to using every tool at our disposal to ...

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Surgeon General Adams: “Leadership is Here to Fight Opioids”

The White House released a statement highlighting an op-ed article by Surgeon General Jerome Adams that touts the administration’s actions to curb the opioid crisis. From the office of the press secretary: “President Trump recognizes this immense challenge. With the new opioid initiative, he is providing the leadership necessary to make serious headway in this battle.” Last week, President Trump ...

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Watch: President Trump’s weekly address 3/31/18 [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump delivers his weekly address to the American people in which he talks about the opioid epidemic and the role sanctuary cities play in allowing these deadly drugs into the country. Full transcript My Fellow Americans, Every day, an average of 116 Americans die from an opioid-related overdose. This is a national crisis that demands immediate action. That ...

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Watch: President Trump Speaks at a Safe Station

President Donald Trump spoke at one of New Hampshire’s fire stations which have been designated “Safe Stations.” A Safe Station is a “designated safe environment for the individuals seeking assistance looking for treatment to start their path to recovery.” At any time of day or night when the victim of substance misuse disorder decides or gathers up the courage to ...

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President Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand [Full Text]

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 *_PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMPS INITIATIVE TO STOP OPIOID ABUSE AND REDUCE DRUG SUPPLY AND DEMAND _**__* We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump *ADDRESSING THE DRIVING ...

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Watch: Trump delivers speech detailing efforts to combat opioid crisis [video + transcript]

Donald Trump speech

President Donald Trump delivers a speech Monday from the Manchester Community College in Manchester, New Hampshire where he unveils his strategy to combat the opioid crisis in America. The president’s plan is expected to include seeking the death penalty for drug dealers, urging Congress to toughen sentences for drug traffickers, reducing the overprescription of opioids and increasing education and awareness ...

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Watch: Trump Delivers Closing Remarks at the White House Opioids Summit [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump delivers the closing remarks at a summit discussing the opioid crisis in America. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, Kellyanne.  And it’s an honor to be with you.  I just said I was going to stop over, say hello to some of the great families and some friends — some friends that have had some ...

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Watch: Eric Bolling shares story of his son’s accidental overdose

Eric Bolling talking of his son's overdose

During Thursday’s Opioid Summit at the White House, Eric Bolling tearfully shared the sad story of his son, Chase Bolling, who died from an accidental overdose. “Do yourself a favor. Have the discussion with your kid. Then do it again,” Bolling warned as he told parents not to fall into “not my kid” syndrome.

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Mexican Couple Busted With $1.3 Million In Cartel Fentanyl Headed For US

ICE with illegals

  by Steve Birr A routine traffic stop by police in Kansas led to a massive seizure of the deadly opioid fentanyl, which was smuggled into the country from Mexico. Authorities stopped a 2011 Nissan Jan. 19 on Interstate 70 after noticing the vehicle was registered with tags from Mexico. Upon searching the car after asking for permission from the driver, ...

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Watch: Trump signs Interdict Act to halt the flow of deadly drugs into the country

Donald Trump signs Interdict Act into law 1-10-18

President Donald Trump signed the Interdict Act into law Wednesday evening which will aid law enforcement in efforts to stop the flow of opioids into the United States. “This law directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide additional tools and resources to detect and intercept the supply of illicit Fentanyl,” the president told reporters. “In 2016, nearly 20,000 Americans ...

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DEA establishes six new opioid enforcement teams

DEA with local police

The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the establishment of six new enforcement teams focused on combatting the flow of opioids, specifically heroin and illicit fentanyl. “At a time when overdose deaths are at catastrophic levels, the DEA’s top priority is addressing the opioid epidemic and pursuing the criminal organizations that distribute their poison to our neighborhoods,” said DEA Acting Administrator ...

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Coroner: Eric Bolling’s son died from opioid overdose

Eric Bolling and Chase Bolling

Former Fox News host Eric Bolling announced Thursday night that his son died from an overdose that included opioids according to the medical examiner who performed the autopsy. “Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado,” Mr. Bolling tweeted. “Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included opioids.” In a sad coincidence, the announcement came the same ...

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WATCH: Trump Announces Health Emergency for Opioid Drug Crisis

Donald Trump speech opioid epidemic 10-26-17

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday addressed the nation about the administration’s efforts to combat the opioid drug crisis in America. The first lady relayed her involvement in fighting the epidemic and the president announced the declaration of a public health emergency. The declaration will last 90-days and “will reorient all of the federal government and executive branch ...

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DEA, law enforcement partners take back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 28

DEA drug take back

WASHINGTON – This Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and its local law enforcement, community and tribal partners will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Individuals can take ...

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