DRUGS/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It shall be the policy of the executive branch to combat the scourge of drug abuse, addiction, and overdose (drug addiction), including opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose (opioid crisis). This public health crisis was responsible for more than 50,000 deaths in 2015 alone, most of which involved an opioid, and has caused families and communities across America to endure significant pain, suffering, and financial harm.
Sec. 2. Establishment of Commission. There is established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis (Commission)…
Sec. 4. Mission of Commission. The mission of the Commission shall be to study the scope and effectiveness of the Federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis described in section 1 of this order and to make recommendations to the President for improving that response…
Sec. 5. Administration of Commission. (a) The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide administrative support for the Commission.“
-Donald Trump, “Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis,” whitehouse.gov, Mar. 29, 2017
[Note: Read the full Executive Order signed by Donald Trump.]