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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, speaks at the beginning of the first meeting of the commission on combating drug addiction and the opioid crisis, Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, speaks at the beginning of the first meeting of the commission on combating drug addiction and the opioid crisis, Friday, June 16, 2017, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington. (Susan Walsh/AP)
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The Senate health care bill failed to make it to a vote this week, in part, because of its apparent lack of funding for opioid addiction treatment. In March, President Trump set up a commission to focus on the opioid crisis.

But this week the group missed its first deadline: a preliminary report scheduled to be released Tuesday. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson hears more from STAT reporter Lev Facher (@levfacher).

This segment aired on June 28, 2017.

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