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  • Assistant HHS Secretary Testifies on Mental Health Needs
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    Mental Health Care

    Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, the assistant health and human services secretary for mental health and substance abuse, testified before the Senate Health Committee on efforts to implement the…

  • Senate Panel Reviews Impact of Drug Enforcement Law
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    Patient Access and Drug Enforcement

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act, a 2016 law passed that removed some of the Drug Enforcement…

  • Washington Journal Dr Walid Gellad Discusses Proposed CVSAetna Merger
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    Dr. Walid Gellad on Proposed CVS-Aetna Merger

    Dr. Walid Gellad, a doctor and professor of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed the potential impact of the proposed CVS-Aetna merger.

  • Governor Chris Christie Speaks at Field Hearing on Opioid Crisis
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    Opioid Crisis Field Hearing

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a field hearing at Johns Hopkins Hospital on the opioid crisis. Testimonies were given by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), the…

  • HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee held a hearing on President Trump’s nomination of former Eli Lilly head Alex Azar for Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary. Committee…

  • Representative Hoyer and Surgeon General Adams Discuss Opioid Crisis
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    Opioid Crisis Roundtable with Minority Whip Hoyer and Surgeon General Adams

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) held a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic. He was joined by Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams as well as local law enforcement and local…

  • Country Facing Deadliest Drug Crisis Attorney General Says
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    Attorney General Session on Opioid Crisis

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting DEA Administrator Robert Patterson announced new measures to combat the opioid crisis gripping communities in many states across the country. Mr.…

  • Washington Journal Jesse Mechanic Discusses the Opioid Crisis
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    Jesse Mechanic on the Opioid Crisis

    Jesse Mechanic discussed the multiple factors contributing to the opioid crisis.

  • FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Addresses the National Press Club
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    FDA Commissioner Gottlieb at National Press Club

    FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb delivered the keynote remarks at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon in Washington, D.C. He talked about the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to…

  • House Members Testify on Opioid Crisis Response
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    Opioid Crisis

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health met to hear testimony from many House members on their recommendations for combating the opioid epidemic. Some of the topics included…

  • Washington Journal Christopher Glazek Discusses the Family Behind OxyContin
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    Christopher Glazek on the Family Behind OxyContin

    Christopher Glazek discussed his recent investigation into the family behind OxyContin that is profiting from the opioid crisis.

  • Washington Journal Dr Peter Grinspoon Discusses the Opioid Crisis
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    Dr. Peter Grinspoon on the Opioid Crisis

    Dr. Peter Grinspoon talked about his experience with opioid addiction and the role of the medical community to combat the opioid crisis.

  • Bill Clinton Speaks at Opioid Epidemic Summit
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    Opioid Epidemic Summit

    Former President Bill Clinton, current and former Democratic policy makers, and public health experts participated in a summit addressing the opioid epidemic. They discussed the ongoing…

  • Washington Journal Representative Tim Ryan DOH Discusses the Opioid Crisis
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    Representative Tim Ryan on the Opioid Crisis

    Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH) talked about the Trump administration’s response to the opioid epidemic.

  • Former Representative Waxman at Health Care Policy Conference
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    Former Representative Waxman at Health Care Policy Conference

    Former Representatie Henry Waxman (D-CA) spoke at a health care conference at American University’s Washington College of Law. He talked about his experience drafting legislation dictating…

  • President Trump Declares Public Health Emergency on Opioid Epidemic
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    President Trump Remarks on Opioid Crisis

    President Trump delivered remarks on the opioid epidemic before signing a national public health emergency declaration. The president said that the epidemic had been developing for a long time, and…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the Trump administration’s decision to declare the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.

  • Open Phones on the Opioid Crisis
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    Open Phones on the Opioid Crisis

    Telephones lines were open for viewer calls on the news of the Trump administration declaring the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.

  • Open Phones on President Trumps Remarks on Opioid Epidemic
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    Open Phones on President Trump's Remarks on Opioid Epidemic

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments following President Trump’s remarks on combating the opioid epidemic in America.

  • Washington Journal Rep Hal Rogers Discusses the Opioid Crisis
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    Representative Hal Rogers on the Opioid Crisis

    Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY) talked about President Trump’s address later that day on opioid abuse.

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