- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a preliminary report from a White House commission to combat opioid addiction is expected in about three weeks.

Christie spoke to reporters Monday after an event on the drug crisis staged at Morristown Medical Center.

The Republican governor says the commission he’s leading is considering recommending changes to medical privacy laws so parents could be notified if their children are revived with naloxone after an opioid overdose. But he declined to provide more details.

Christie, who is term-limited, is heading a White House commission that’s studying the national opioid problem. He’s also dedicating his final year in office to the crisis in New Jersey.

Christie has said he plans to submit a final report to President Donald Trump by October.


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