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White House Opioid Summit to Highlight Efforts to Fight Nationwide Epidemic


The White House is scheduled to convene a summit on the nation’s opioid epidemic Thursday afternoon, the Washington Examiner reports.

The summit will include many government officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The newly appointed acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Jim Carroll, will make his first public appearance at the summit.

About 200 other participants from outside the Trump Administration will attend, including people presenting nonprofits that focus on addiction and recovery.

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