PBS NewsHour

Trump calls for new action, not new money, to tackle opioids

Clip: 10/26/2017 | 7m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

President Trump on Thursday declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and announced several initiatives to reduce the nation's overdose problem. But critics said these actions don’t go far enough and that more funding is needed. William Brangham reports, then Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, whose state is among the hardest hit by the crisis.

Aired: 10/26/17

Rating: NR

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