Giving what was essentially President Donald Trump's first news conference in nearly six months on Thursday, the President reiterated threats to the North Korean government, while taking a softer tone on Russia. Stamp comes to the job with a background as an emergency manager and compares this effort to the state's response to a hurricane. And I have to say this in all fairness, this is a worldwide problem, not just a United States problem. "This is no different".
Massachusetts was the first state to declare opioids a public health emergency in 2014.
The emergency declaration reflects an apparent change in thinking in the administration and could have major implications for the Ohio Valley, which has some of the highest addiction and overdose rates in the country. At the national level, the Trump administration is not yet ready to declare a state of emergency, and it is still unclear what invoking such powers would mean.
Making naloxone freely available and putting it in the hands of more people has helped save lives. That has been one of the most immediate impacts of emergency declarations in states that have issued them.
The North Korea threat has been a foreign policy priority for the Trump administration since it took office in January, but it has taken center stage since Pyongyang test fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month. "And he'll see", he said. And, you know, we obviously in that case certainly wouldn't tolerate that.
Addiction specialists in the Ohio Valley are waiting for further details on the emergency declaration.
Despite the emergency declaration, Florida, unlike some other states, hasn't tapped Medicaid to help pay for drug treatment.
So it's - North Koreans, they do speak a different language than what we're - and Kim Jong Un does speak a different language than what we're used to here in the United States.
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ZELDIN: Absolutely. Wherever you have any entity, whether it's an individual, a - or a business organization that is helping the North Koreans with their exports or obviously anything specifically targeting - directed to their program, then we should be using that leverage to show how serious we are and get China to hopefully up their game. Trump's presidential commission on opioids said an emergency declaration would allow for immediate action and send a message to Congress that more funding is needed. "Here at my health department, it's always a struggle to come up with enough".
The issue came to the fore again this week when U.S. intelligence analysts assessed that North Korea had produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead, according to multiple sources, which would bring the country a significant step closer to being able to fire a nuclear-tipped warhead at the U.S. or its allies.
CLAY STAMP: It's a call to order and a call to action.
MARTIN: Asked what would be tougher than fire and fury, and the president responded, you'll see. A report from Ohio's Department of Medicaid claims their number is 50 percent higher than what researchers in the study found. Arizona's governor declared a public health emergency in June.
Treatment facilities in the Ohio Valley struggle to provide treatment for infants born affected by drugs. These are people where we've done a clinical assessment on them and determined them to be in need of that service.