"With approximately 142 Americans dying every day, America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks", the Commission's first report, published on July 31, reads.
"The resources that we need or the focus that we need to bring to bear to the opioid crisis at this point can be addressed without the declaration of an emergency, although all things are on the table for the President", Mr Price later told a news briefing. The Obama administration declared an emergency last August in Puerto Rico over the Zika virus, for example.
Trump's strategy of cutting off opioids before someone takes them appears to advocate for more targeting of kids and young adults with anti-drug messaging, evocative of the "Just Say No" ad campaign of the 1980s and early 1990s.
"It is an emergency", Price said, adding that the number of people who die each year from opioids would fill Yankee Stadium.
In a sign that Christie's commission favored a treatment over an enforcement role for police, the report recommended equipping law enforcement officials around the country with naloxone, a drug created to reverse drug overdoses.
The first lady revealed her plans in a tweet Tuesday morning, where she wrote that opioids are "destroying" the nation's youth, as the crisis takes the lives of dozens of Americans each day.
The whole scene resembled a sad, amateurish spectacle as Trump advertised the fact he has no idea what's behind the opioid crisis, or how the federal government should combat it. "There has been insufficient investment in treatment options by the federal government and it has made a national response to this crisis slow and inconsistent".
Health and administration officials met with Trump at his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J., to update him on the crisis.
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When asked if President Trump would declare a state of emergency, Price said the president is treating the crisis "as an emergency, and it is an emergency". "It is a problem the likes of which we have not seen".
In his remarks Tuesday, Trump noted that the best way to prevent addiction and overdoses is to keep people away from drugs in the first place. He continued, "If they don't start, they wont have a problem".
"The reaction from all of them was universally very good", Christie said at an unrelated news conference last Wednesday.
"I have had the opportunity to hear from many on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, and I'm confidant that by working with our health care and law enforcement experts we will fight this deadly epidemic and the United States will win".
"Much of it is being done without the declaration of a national emergency", Price said in a press briefing in New Jersey, where the president is vacationing.
"We're going to have a tremendous team of experts and people that want to beat this awful situation that has happened in our country - and we will", Trump told reporters.
Public health officials share growing concern about the opiate crisis, which killed 59,000 people past year, according to data analysis from the New York Times.
He said a lot less about the problem - and offered fewer specifics - than many had anticipated. The Health Department has said it's in part because a new law requires health-care providers to check a patient's prescription history, to prevent "doctor shopping" for drugs.