The opioid crisis has been brewing in many states, and the problem is only growing.
It has been exacerbated by a combination of the lack of effective regulation, the lack-of-enforcement of state laws and an inadequate response from federal officials, the Trump administration and governors across the country.
The opioid crisis is now being compounded by an aggressive push by opioid companies to increase production and expand distribution.
In 2017, more than 300 million Americans received at least one prescription from an opioid provider.
In states where opioid use has increased, the opioid epidemic is not being adequately addressed.
This has been compounded by the failure of the Obama administration to address the epidemic and the failure by governors to make clear their state’s opioid plan.
The opioid epidemic has reached critical mass, and we are at a critical juncture in the crisis, said Amy Stahl, a professor of health policy and administration at Dartmouth College.
In recent months, the number of people dying from opioid overdoses has risen dramatically, with nearly three million people dying last year.
And the number is expected to increase this year.
As the opioid abuse crisis continues to grow, the federal government and state governments have taken a number of steps to address it.
The Trump administration has issued executive orders to roll back the opioid industry, expand access to treatment and provide more funding to the states.
But the Trump agenda also includes an opioid crisis strategy that has focused on reducing prescription drug use and increasing access to prescription painkillers.
The White House has proposed a plan that would increase the availability of prescription drugs to low-income Americans by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, with the largest cuts in the Medicaid program.
The plan also includes funding for treatment and education programs for opioid addiction, as well as more money for state and local governments to combat the epidemic.
States are not the only ones grappling with the problem.
Across the country, more and more people are dying from overdoses.
In some states, the death toll has climbed to nearly 30,000 per day.
The Trump administration is also calling for more opioid treatment centers across the United States.
The president has directed his Health and Human Services secretary to launch a task force to examine the opioid treatment needs of people who have not received adequate treatment.
The task force will also consider strategies to reduce prescription drug abuse and opioid use.
As long as states have not taken actions to address this crisis, it is inevitable that more Americans will die, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a University of Southern California professor of medicine.
States have been slow to take steps to respond to the opioid overdose crisis, and many states have been unable to provide the kind of rapid response that states have long demanded.
States need to be a leader in the fight against opioid addiction and opioid overdose, Faucom said.