President Trump’s Opioid Commission is holding its third public hearing today, from 12:30 pm to about 2:30 pm (EDT) in the Executive Office Building next to the White House. You can watch a live feed of the meeting below.
Unlike the previous two meetings, which focused largely on addiction treatment, this one is expected to focus on opioid pain medication and new ways to treat chronic pain. Click here to see the meeting agenda.
“The meeting will consist of statements to the Commission from invited government, nonprofit, and business organizations regarding Innovative Pain Management and Prevention Measures for Diversion followed by discussion of the issues raised,” reads a notice published in the Federal Register. No oral comments will be taken from the public.
The chairman of the commission recently asked for a one month delay in releasing the panel’s final report.
In a letter posted on the White House website, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the commission’s “research and policy development are still in progress,” and that he was extending the deadline from October 1 to November 1.
Christie’s letter said…