The federal government should provide funding and technical support to states to improve interstate data sharing between state-run prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to better track prescriptions written for addictive medications.

That’s one of the recommendations made by a Presidential Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which issued its interim report to President Trump on Monday. The panel is calling on the commander-in-chief to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency.

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