WORLD Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit

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Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit

AP

00:47, April 17, 2019

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, watch visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook, as they leave the the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo: AP)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will discuss the opioid crisis at an Atlanta summit.

The White House announced the April 24 appearance at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on Twitter Tuesday, saying the Trumps will speak “about their fight to end the opioid crisis in America.”

Trump has declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and is spending billions of dollars to combat it. Opioid abuse claimed nearly 48,000 American lives in 2017.

The first lady focuses on opioids in her national campaign to help children be their best.

The four-day drug abuse summit attracts a range of interested parties, including medical professionals, public health and elected officials, and others.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway addressed the gathering in 2018.


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