Today, President Trump’s opioid commission, on which Gov. Charlie Baker serves, made 56 recommendations to fight the nationwide epidemic. The commission’s suggestions —included in the group’s report — include the creation of a nationwide system of drug courts, more accessible opioid painkiller alternatives, additional training for prescribers and more access for emergency responders to the overdose treatment drug Naloxone.
The report came less than a week after the President declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, a step shy a national emergency, a step which would have devoted money to fight the crisis.