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    Opioid Abuse by Veterans

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

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    Opioid Epidemic

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

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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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    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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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

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    White Out

    Michael Clune talked about his book White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin, in which he examines his struggle with heroin addiction. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota, docket 14-1468. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

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    Republican Weekly Address

    Senator Rob Portman (OH) gave the weekly Republican address. He talked about new legislation passed in Congress to combat opioid and prescription drug abuse.

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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Opioid Addiction

    Governors Charlie Barker (R-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and state officials talked about opioids and prescription drug abuse. Topics included…

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