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    Food and Drug Administrator Confirmation Hearing

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb testified at a confirmation hearing on his nomination to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He said his priorities at the FDA would be combating opioid…

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    Prescription Drug Addiction

    Panelists talked about the changing form, market, and rise of prescription drug addiction in the United States. Panelists included a doctor, a health economist who advises the Congressional…

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    Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

    Sally Satel talked about efforts to combat the opioid addiction in the U.S.

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    On the Edge

    On the Edge was one of the second-prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Eleanor Sparks, Charles Thrush, and Alexander Rhoman, eighth graders at Eastern Middle…

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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 Addiction Listening Session

    President Trump and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) met with individuals seeking treatment for opioid addiction. President Trump chose Governor Christie to lead a White House drug commission.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “What’s the best way to combat the opioid crisis?”

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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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    Governor John Kasich at the White House

    Former Republican presidential candidate Governor John Kasich (R-OH) met with President Trump at the White House to discuss a range of issues, including health care costs, drug abuse and…

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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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