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The declaration allows temporary appointments of specialists under federal grants to crisis areas, but it doesn’t create additional funding. (Photo: Shutterstock)

President Donald Trump on Thursday declared widespread opioid abuse a public health emergency, while resisting a controversial move that might have tapped federal funds sought by hurricane-stricken Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Trump also said he would use the federal government’s legal powers to pursue companies that helped fuel the epidemic.



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