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Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources: Opioid Crisis Resources

List of resources for first responders, health professionals and librarians.

Public Health Emergency Declaration and Presidential Commission Report

On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report that includes 56 recommendations for action

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