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    Fentanyl Addiction and Opioid Abuse

    Federal officials and medical professionals testified on the opioid epidemic and the federal response to the drug Fentanyl. The hearing focused on the connection between opioid drug…

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    Opioid Abuse by Veterans

    Officials from the Veterans Affairs Department and the Mayo Clinic were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to curb opioid abuse by patients of Veterans Affairs health care…

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    Opioid Epidemic

    Panelists talked about the rise in opioid abuse in the U.S. Speakers included Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Barron, Larissa Mooney, director of UCLA’s Addiction Medicine Clinic, and Sam…

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    Senator Portman on Opioid Abuse

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) spoke about opioid abuse, especially in Ohio. He told several stories about people becoming addicted, some of which who died.

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    International Anti-Doping Efforts

    U.S. Olympic athletes Michael Phelps and Adam Nelson were among the witnesses at a hearing on ways to improve and strengthen the international anti-doping system. Mr. Phelps voiced…

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    Heroin and Synthetic Drug Abuse

    The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force held a roundtable to hear from physicians and public health advocates about heroin and synthetic drug abuse. Topics covered how these drugs affect the…

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    Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance

    Steven Nelson talked by video from Capitol Hill about three House resolutions to overturn Obama administration Labor Department regulation limiting drug testing for recipients of…

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    Marijuana Use in the U.S.

    Eugene Hillsman talked about the history of marijuana use in the United States. He was interviewed at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open viewer calls and social media comments on news of the question, “How does the opioid epidemic affect your community?”

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    Becky Vaughn on Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

    Becky Vaughn, Addiction Policy Forum Executive VP & CEO, will discuss the current state of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. and how states and communities are responding.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open viewer calls and social media comments on news of the question, “How does the opioid epidemic affect your community?” The program concluded with a clip of Governor Charlie…

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    Subject: Narcotics

    Produced for police orientation and training in 1951, this film explores the problem of drug addiction. It includes dramatized sequences of heroin addicts in shooting galleries in downtown…

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    Opioid Abuse

    Liz Essley Whyte talked about the series of reports from the Center for Public Integrity and the Associated Press entitled “Politics of Pain,” that examines the politics involved in the…

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    Seduction of the Innocent

    This educational film tells the fictionalized and cautionary story of Jeannette, a teenager who experiments with drugs and eventually becomes addicted to heroin. In the end, she resorts to…

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    21st Century Cures Act Bill Signing Ceremony

    President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, a medical research bill that also provides funding for Vice President Joe Biden’s cancer “moonshot” initiative. The law also funds other…

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    Combating Opioid Abuse

    Advocates for Opioid Recovery Founders Newt Gingrich, Patrick Kennedy, and Van Jones spoke with the American Enterprise Institute’s Sally Satela on why they joined forces to fight drug…

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    Newsmakers with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy talked about the report his office published the previous week drawing attention to addiction and the role government should play in addressing the issue. The…

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    Brave New Weed

    Joe Dolce talked about his book Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, in which he looks at the history, science, and economics of marijuana.

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    Steve Fox on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

    Steve Fox talked about marijuana legalization efforts following the passage in 2016 of recreational and medical marijuana ballot measures in eight states. He also addressed what advocates…

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    Wolf Boys

    Dan Slater talked about his book Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, in which he looks at both sides of the “war on drugs.” This program contains…

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