President Obama Proclaims Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

September 19, 2016 2:07 AM

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As the deadly grip of the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic continues to hold in the Philadelphia region and across the nation, President Barack Obama last week declared this week, beginning Sunday, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.

President Obama officially proclaimed Sept. 18 through Sept. 24, 2016 Opioid Epidemic Awareness Week on Friday. White House officials said that as part of the week, Cabinet members and federal agencies will focus on working to address the epidemic across the U.S.

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