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    Generic Drug Labeling

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s FDA’s proposal to have generic drug makers update their safety labels as soon as the information becomes…

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    Heroin Use in the U.S.

    Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in…

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    Federal Marijuana Policy

    Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize…

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    National Drug Control Policy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

    Michael Botticelli testified on his Office of National Drug Control Policy agency’s $25.4 billion fiscal year budget request. Director Botticelli also spoke about his…

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    Public Health and Drug Use

    Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government…

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    State Approaches to Prescription Drug Abuse

    Members of the National Governors Association Health and Human Services Committee discussed state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse. 

    “Battling an Epidemic: State…

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    Heroin Use and Substance Abuse

    Donna Leinwand Leger talked about heroin use and substance abuse in the U.S. and government plans to deal with it. She said that reasons for the rise in heroin abuse include people…

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    Obama Administration Policy on Marijuana

    Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama administration’s policy regarding criminal penalties for marijuana. He also discussed his…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s statement to New Yorker Magazine that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol.

    Michael Symons was interviewed…

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    50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking

    Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released a new report on the health consequences of smoking as Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and senior White House officials…

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    Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

    Panelists talked about young people abusing prescription drugs. The panel included former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who spoke about his own struggles with…

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    Recreational Marijuana Sales

    Dan Riffle and Kevin Sabet talked about the significance of the decision by Colorado to allow recreational marijuana sales as of January 1, 2014, and how that decision could play out in…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Welfare Recipients Be Drug Tested?” The question was inspired by the December 31, 2013, overturning of a…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Is the War on Drugs Succeeding?”

    Trevor Hughes of USA Today reported by telephone on the changes in drug laws in states, and…

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    Food and Drug Administration Painkiller Policy

    Barry Meier spoke by video from New York City about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommendation to tighten its policy on painkillers, a step that would require approval…

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    After Words with Ann Dowsett Johnston

    Ann Dowsett Johnston talked about her book, Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, in which she examines what the she calls the closing gender gap in the world of risky…

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers…

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    Panel Discussion on Drugs

    Dr. Carl Hart, author of High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society; and E.R. Shipp, author of Outrage:…

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    Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse

    Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Officials testified about prescription drug abuse and prevention programs. Among the topics they addressed were increased prescription abuse rates over the past several years, the…

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