Trump, first lady to address opioid crisis at Atlanta summit

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FILE – In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump, waves to reporters as he bid farewell to visiting Colombian President Ivan Duque and his wife Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump largely avoided the campaign trail in […]

WASHINGTON (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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