Christie-Led Opioid Commission Misses Deadline for 2nd Time

July 17, 2017

The national opioid commission chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is pushing back the release of an interim report for a second time.

President Donald Trump established the Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis by executive order on March 29 to study ways to improve the federal response to the nationwide opioid abuse epidemic, including education, prevention and treatment programs.

The group was supposed to submit a report to Trump with interim recommendations within 90 days, according to the executive order. However, the chair can submit written notice asking for an extension.

The release of the report via teleconference was pushed back to July 17 and now has been rescheduled for July 31, according to the commission’s website.

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