Trump drug commission calls for emergency declaration
July 30, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's drug commission has called for on him to declare a national emergency to deal with the country's opioid drug epidemic.
The commission sent an initial report to the Republican president on Monday saying the approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is "equal to September 11th every three weeks."
The report is "meant to give the president some immediate steps that he can take to try to make sure that we stop the death that is happening across the country," said Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who was appoi...