Opioid commission meets for fourth time

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(WTNH) — The Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis met for the fourth time this past week to discuss insurance issues related to the opioid epidemic.

This comes after President Trump pledged to declare a national emergency to fight opioid overdoses, giving state and federal agencies more resources.

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According to the CDC, the number of opioid-related deaths nationwide has quadrupled since 1999.

The commission is scheduled to meet again on Nov. 1 when it will discuss and vote on its final report.