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Kellyanne Conway Becomes White House Lead on Opioid Crisis

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KellyanneOpioidIn October, President Trump declared the opioid crisis to be a national public health crisis. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Nov. 29 that Presidential Advisor Kellyanne Conway would oversee White House efforts to combat the opioid overdose epidemic. 

This comes at a time when many stakeholders are looking for the President to name someone to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and request funding from Congress to fill the depleted national public health emergency fund to pay for the health emergency declaration.

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