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  • TUNE IN FRIDAY: The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

    by THE WHITE HOUSE | June 15, 2017

    This Friday, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic will hold its first meeting at the White House. The President established the Commission to review the state of drug addiction and the opioid epidemic and make recommendations regarding how the Federal Government can best address this crisis.

    The Commission’s members include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (chair), Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, and Dr. Bertha Madras of Harvard Medical School. The Commission’s first meeting will feature testimony from many stakeholder groups on the front lines of this epidemic.

    The meeting will be livestreamed on beginning at 12:30 PM EST.


    ONDCP announces the first meeting of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to advance the Commission's work on drug issues and the opioid crisis per Executive Order 13784. The first meeting will consist of statements to the Commission from invited nonprofit organizations regarding drug issues followed by discussion of the issues raised.


    The first Commission meeting will be held on Friday June 16, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).


    The meeting will be held at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 350, in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC. It will be open to the public through livestreaming on


    General information concerning the Commission and its meetings can be found on ONDCP's Web site at Any member of the public who wishes to obtain information about the Commission or its meetings that is not already on ONDCP's Web site or who wishes to submit written comments for the Commission's consideration may contact Michael Passante, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) via email at or telephone at (202) 395-6709. Please note that ONDCP may post such written comments publicly on our Web site, including names and contact information that are submitted. There will not be oral comments from the public at the meeting. Requests to accommodate disabilities with respect to livestreaming or otherwise should also be sent to that email address, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting to allow time for processing.




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