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    Synthetic Drug Use

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the increasing use of synthetic drugs that mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officials…

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    Opioid Addiction Legislation

    Becky Vaughn talked about efforts by the National Council for Behavioral Health and others to lobby Congress to pass legislation dealing with opioid addiction.

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    The Price Is Not Right

    The Price Is Not Right was one of the second-prize high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. The video was produced by Brandon…

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    Opioid Abuse and Injury Prevention

    Dr. Debra Houry talked by video from Atlanta about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations on opioid prescriptions, the rise of heroin addiction in the…

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    National Lieutenant Governors Association Meeting, Drug Innovation and Development

    Panelists talked about the state of innovation in the biopharmaceutical industry and how new drugs were being applied to treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Speakers included…

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    Alexandria Apothecary Shop

    The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Shop was profiled and guests talked about how the practice and business evolved during the time the shop was in operation.

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    Pharmaceutical Drug Addiction

    The topic of opioid addiction was on the agenda of the nation’s governors at their annual winter meeting in Washington, DC. They talked with a panel about expanding treatment,…

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    Book Discussion on Blood Medicine

    Kathleen Sharp talked about her book, Blood Medicine: Blowing the Whistle on One of the Deadliest Prescription Drugs Ever, about the prescription drug Procrit, also known as…

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    Prescription Drug Market

    Chief executive officers (CEOs) of several pharmaceutical companies and two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials testified at a hearing on prescription drug cost increases. The…

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    Generic Drug Approval Process and Accessibility

    Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing on the accessibility of generic drugs. She talked about progress being…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    Book Discussion on Humboldt

    Emily Brady talked about her book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier. She described how the growing drive to legalize marijuana was affecting the economy of Humboldt…

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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

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    Ian Read on the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Ian Read talked about the pharmaceutical industry, drug prices, government regulation, the U.S. tax code, and the future of the health technology industry. topics included the…

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    Pharmaceutical Purchasing and Management

    Andy Slavitt spoke about pharmaceutical innovation and drug costs. Then, panelists discussed innovative purchasing strategies for the pharmaceutical industry. “Purchasing Strategies…

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    Pharmaceutical Development and Drug Costs

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell delivered opening remarks at the department’s forum about the development of new pharmaceuticals and concerns about rising drug…

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    Pharmaceutical Purchasing Programs

    Panelists discussed value-based drug purchasing programs and the impact of Food and Drug Administration regulations on drug prices. Then Health and Human Services Health Reform…

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    Patient Access to Drugs Panel

    Panelists shared ideas on improving access to high quality and affordable drugs. “Addressing Patient Access and the Affordability of Prescription Drugs” was part of the…

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    Food and Drug Administration Confirmation Hearing

    Robert Califf testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Many of senators'…

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    Cost of Pharmaceutical Drugs

    Sarah Ferris talked about criticism facing the pharmaceutical industry over skyrocketing drug prices. Topics included the types of drugs on which prices are rising, factors that drive…

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