“According to the CDC, 142 people a day are dying in America of drug overdoses. This means, Jake, that we have a 9/11-scale loss of life every three weeks,” Christie said. “I don't -- if that's not a national health emergency, I don't know what is.
“And the fact is, we have got to stop the suffering in this country, and we need to be aggressive about it. And that's why we're talking about increased treatment, increased medication-assisted treatment, making sure that we interdict fentanyl and some of these other drugs at the border as they come in, and strengthen our ability to do that, and to work on education to try to prevent people from starting this before by educating their doctors,” he said. Christie said he’s had a really good response from the White House to his interim report request that the president declare a national health emergency.Read more at CNSNews