“With approximately 142 Americans dying every day, America is enduring a death toll equal to September 11th every three weeks.” The Chris Christie-led White House Opioid Commission is out with its first recommendation to the president: Declare a state of emergency.

+ WaPo: Opioid abuse started as a rural epidemic. It’s now a national one.

+ Newshour: Almost half of all opioid misuse starts with a friend or family member’s prescription.