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White House Opioid Commission Misses Second Deadline

As expected, President Donald Trump's opioid commission has missed the extension deadline it had set to announce interim findings on how the government should deal with drug addiction and overdose deaths in the United States. The commission announced in a Federal Register notice that it has rescheduled a public teleconference about its results—which was supposed to be held today—for July 31st.

CBS News reported on the missed deadline last week, after seeing a draft of the Federal Register notice.

This is the second time the president's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has pushed back its deadline. The commission was originally set to discuss its preliminary findings on June 27th.

Commission member Bertha Madras, a professor of psychobiology at Harvard Medical School, told CBS and HuffPost that the failed deadline was "trivial" and "not a story," compared to the seriousness of the opioid epidemic.

The commission's final deadline is in October.