Senior health officials in the dark about Trump's opioid declaration


Source: Politico

Public health advocates are anxiously awaiting the fine print of Trump’s announcement — particularly how much money he might direct to fight the opioid addiction crisis. | Getty Images

An administration official said the White House has asked at least one federal agency to provide estimates of additional funding it will need.

Wed Oct 25 22:18:09 EDT 2017

Top federal health officials responding to the opioid epidemic still don’t know what President Donald Trump will say when he makes a highly anticipated announcement about the crisis Thursday afternoon.

“We don’t have information about what the announcement will be, and so I can’t comment on it. I honestly don’t know,” Assistant HHS Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz told POLITICO on Wednesday following her appearance at a


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