Can A Presidential Declaration Stop An Opioid Epidemic?05:25
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The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed in 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, Mass. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
The prescription medicine OxyContin is displayed in 2001 at a Walgreens drugstore in Brookline, Mass. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

President Trump says he intends to declare a national public health emergency in response to the opioid epidemic. Governors and health officials say that will free up more resources to curb the rising death toll. And it's actually a step that a handful of states have already taken.

Recently Arizona declared the crisis a public health threat. Will Stone (@WStoneReports) from Here & Now contributor KJZZ reports on what the state hopes to accomplish.

This segment aired on August 16, 2017.

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