Opioid Commission Holds First Meeting

On Friday June 16, 2017 the newly formed Opioid Commission held their first meeting in the White House. It was attended by some of the more influential players from within Donald Trumps’s circle. Most notably at the helm of the meeting was Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey who is the chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.  Notable Attendees: Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services David Shulkin, Secretary of Veteran Affairs Kellyanne Conway, Trump Adviser  Jared Kushner, Senior Trump Adviser  Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina Patrick Kennedy, former congressman Dr. Bertha Madras,  Harvard Medical Professional Given the list of names and considering the seriousness of the problem United States is facing with the opioid crisis it appears that this administration is ramping up its efforts in fighting, treating and preventing addiction in the USA.   However, many addiction recovery specialist are skeptical. Time will tell how effective this commission is in tackling the opioid epidemic. This was only…

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