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    Homeland Security Officials Testify on Fentanyl and Opioid Epidemic

    Pete Flores, executive assistant commissioner for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations, said most illicit drugs enter through points of entry along the Southwest…

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    McKinsey and Company Executive and Others Testify on Opioid Epidemic

    McKinsey and Company Global Managing Partner Bob Sternfels denied allegations by a congressional committee that the company hid its work for Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of OxyContin, while also advising the…

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    Senator Joe Manchin and Health Policy Makers on Combating Opioids

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV); former Surgeon General Jerome Adams; Dr. Rahul Gupta, the director of National Drug Control Policy; and others talked about ways to combat the opioid epidemic.…

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    Addiction Specialists Testify on Drug Use and Suicide Risk

    Addiction specialists and others testified on drug use, suicide risk, and solutions for mental health treatment before the House Ways and Means Committee. Among the topics discussed were…

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    Bryce Pardo on Biden Administration Drug Control Policy

    RAND Corporation drug policy researcher Bryce Pardo talked about the Biden administration’s National Drug Control Policy.

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    House Debate on Marijuana Legalization

    The House of Representatives debated legislation that would legalize marijuana use and possession and also remove it from the list of federally-controlled substances. The bill would also…

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    Bryce Pardo on Synthetic Opioid Crisis in the U.S.

    RAND Corporation drug policy researcher Bryce Pardo talked about a government commission’s report on the U.S. synthetic opioid crisis.

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    Senator Manchin on FDA Commissioner Nomination

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke on the chamber floor, reiterate his opposition to Dr. Robert Califf’s nomination for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers commented on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance abuse.

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    House Hearing on the Regulation of Fentanyl-Related Substances

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing with Biden administration officials to examine efforts in regulating fentanyl-related substances. The witnesses answered…

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    2021 National Book Festival Call-in with Eric Eyre, Death in Mud Lick

    Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Eric Eyre talked about the opioid epidemic through the experiences of those in Kermit, West Virginia, and took viewer phone calls as part of Book…

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    The Memory Thief

    Science journalist Lauren Aguirre discussed how opioid use affects memory and what that can teach doctors about Alzheimer’s disease. This virtual event was hosted by Harvard Book Store in…

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    Undoing Drugs

    Author Maia Szalavitz argued for harm reduction policies to address drug addiction. This virtual event was hosted by the Strand Bookstore in New York City.

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    Killing Season

    Hartford, Connecticut, paramedic Peter Canning gave an inside account of the opioid epidemic. This event was hosted by Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut.

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    Author Discussion on the Opioid Crisis

    Jessie Dunleavy, author of Cover My Dreams in Ink, and Ben Westhoff, author of Fentanyl, Inc., discussed the opioid crisis and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on those with…

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    Hearing on Underage Vaping Legislation

    Acting Food and Drug Administration Administrator Janet Woodcock testified before a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on the department’s review into the impact of vaping. Ms.…

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    Hearing on Crack Cocaine Sentencing

    Regina LaBelle, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) joined other expert witnesses to testify on sentencing…

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    Legislation to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced a new bill that, if passed by both chambers and signed by President Biden,…

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    Kevin Sabet on State and Federal Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

    Kevin Sabet of the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana talked about efforts on both the federal and state level to legalize the drug.

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    Conservative Political Action Conference Discussion on the Opioid Crisis

    Jackie Siegel, Pam Bondi and Doug Deason took part in a Conservative Political Action Conference discussion titled, “Is America Prepared to Deal with the Pandemic of Misery and Addiction Caused…

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