President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at tackling the opioid crisis and boosting federal resources to combat it.
Trump signed the executive order, which directs the Department of Health and Human Services to provide $5 million to states to help reduce opioid overdose deaths and overdose-related costs.
It also directs the Federal Aviation Administration to develop an emergency response plan to help local governments, and the National Transportation Safety Board to issue guidance to airlines to better detect the presence of drugs and to improve safety and security measures.
Trump has made reducing the nation’s opioid crisis a top priority in his first term.
The order also directs federal agencies to develop a plan to “reduce the number of fatal overdose deaths, and to identify and prevent the transmission of non-fatal, lethal opioid-related overdose.”
Trump has said he would like to see states reduce the number and severity of opioid overdoses, and he has said the government should help states with these efforts.