Holcomb Statement on President Trump Declaring a Public Health Emergency for the Opioid Epidemic


Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding President Trump’s public health emergency declaration to fight drug and opioid addiction:

“I applaud the president’s decision to declare a public health emergency to address drug and opioid addiction. It will take an all-hands-on-deck approach with local, state and federal partners working together to attack this epidemic. Today, our state is engaging every resource at our disposal and using a three-pronged approach to tackle this problem with prevention, treatment and enforcement. This latest commitment from the president builds on our strong partnerships with groups like The Pew Charitable Trusts and Indiana University to multiply the impact of our efforts and save more Hoosier lives.”