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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…

    328 views
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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…

    391 views
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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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    Drug Addiction in 19th Century America

    Professor Elizabeth Gray talked about the use of and public opinion on opium and laudanum in the 19th century. Professor Gray described how most laudanum addicts at the time were upper…

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    Drug Cartels and Heroin Addiction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on combating drug trafficking and heroin abuse in the U.S. They also addressed U.S.-Mexico drug interdiction efforts, strategies to combat fentanyl abuse,…

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    Representative Buddy Carter on Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

    Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA), a former pharmacist, talked about opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the U.S. He also discussed long wait times at Transportation Security…

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    Synthetic Drug Use

    Witnesses, including a Washington, D.C., police officer and the parent of a man who died after using synthetic marijuana, testified at a hearing on the dangers posed by synthetic drugs.…

    284 views
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    Representative Gene Green on Public Health Issues

    Representative Gene Green (D-TX), ranking member on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, talked about public health issues, including the spread of the Zika virus, opioid…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama was joined in his weekly address by rapper Macklemore to talke about prescription drug addiction and opioid overdoses. The president also talked about why he wanted Congress…

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    Opioid Addiction Legislation

    As the House of Representatives was voting, Morning Consult health care reporter Mary Ellen McIntire reported by video from Capitol Hill about the House legislation aimed at preventing…

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    House Opioid Abuse Debate

    The House debated a bill to combat opioid addiction. The legislation would set up grant programs for addiction prevention and recovery, treatment for pregnant women and babies born addicted…

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