Drug policy head confronted about administration’s drug crisis strategy

In a hearing peppered with statistics and stories of the nation’s opioid crisis, a government official told a congressional panel Thursday that the Trump administration’s plan for addressing the country’s drug crisislacks goals and objectives and a way to measure success.

President Donald Trump has said the opioid crisis has been among one of his administration’s top priorities. The administration’s first National Drug Control Strategy report was released in January.

Typically the report is issued each year.

The new strategy, overseen by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, was analyzed by the Government Accountability Office, which found that the efforts lack quantifiable and measurable objectives, said Triana McNeil, the GAO’s acting director of strategic issues.

The strategy, she testified to the House Oversight Committee, is “completely void of any performance measurement system.”

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