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Budget Cuts Affecting Opioid Treatment Leave Families Feeling Betrayed By Trump

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President Donald Trump “promised me, in honor of my son, that he was going to combat the ongoing heroin epidemic,” one man who lost his son said of meeting the president. “He got me hook, line and sinker.” Media outlets report on the epidemic in Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio, as well.

Proposed Gutting Of Drug Czar’s Funding Rolled Back To Just Trims After Vocal Outcry

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A draft of the president’s budget had shown a proposed 95 percent cut to the office in the middle of an opioid epidemic. But the released plan walks that back. Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is calling on his staff to increase efforts to fight the crisis sweeping the country.