The White House’s commission on drug addiction and the opioid crisis on Wednesday released its final report, a list of recommendations that include an expanded drug court system, educational requirements for prescribers, and a media blitz to spread the word about preventive services and treatment availability for substance use disorder.
The report includes 56 distinct recommendations, many of which now fall to Congress, a number of federal departments, and local governments to fund and implement. President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency on Oct. 26. The six-member commission will vote to approve the draft of the final document during its meeting on Thursday afternoon.
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