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BAY STATE SENATORS AMONG 10 PRESSING TRUMP ON OPIOIDS

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 11, 2017.....Massachusetts' two U.S. senators were among 10 Senate Democrats who sent a letter to the White House on Monday questioning whether President Donald Trump truly wants to end the opioid crisis.

At issue is the fact that Trump's administration has not moved to formally act on the recommendations of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, on which Gov. Charlie Baker serves.

"[Y]our lack of action -- coupled with your support for policies that would make access to substance use disorder care and treatment more difficult for millions of Americans -- causes us to question your commitment to ending the opioid use disorder and overdose crisis," U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and eight other senators wrote to the president. "Regardless of whether you choose to declare a state of emergency, continued inaction on this issue is deeply concerning."


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