Christie Criticizes Trump on Lack of Response to Opioid CrisisLast Edited:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says that by not officially declaring the opioid crisis as a National Emergency, President Donald Trump is lessening the impact the National Opioid Commission can have on it.
Christie, who chairs the President's Opioid Commission, said that "it's not good" that Trump has yet to declare the opioid crisis a National Emergency.
Christie says it's too soon to say whether not declaring a National Emergency has made the crisis worse.
Trump has already said the crisis amounts to an emergency, but the White House has described the declaration usually reserved for natural disasters as an "involved process."
Christie unveiled a series of recommendations from a state commission, including allowing emergency medical technicians to use enough of the overdose drug Naloxone to treat people overdosing from strong opioids such as fentanyl.
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