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Feb. 6, 2018 – Under Conway’s leadership, efforts have amounted to the promise of a “just say no” campaign and a call for a border wall, which is aligned with Trump’s claim that the opioid crisis was imported … A member of Trump’s bipartisan opioid commission, former Democratic Representative Patrick Kennedy, last month called the panel a “charade.” … “I have to be true to the way I feel—this is essentially a sham,” said Kennedy. “It means nothing if it has no funding to push it forward.” In October, Trump declared a 90-day public health emergency over the opioid crisis but did not make new funding available to address it. The budget Trump is set to release February 12 is expected to slash the drug office’s funding and pass much of its responsibilities to the departments of Health and Human Services…
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