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  • Washington Journal Representative Peter Welch Discusses Prescription Drug Prices
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    Representative Peter Welch on Prescription Drug Prices

    Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about his disappointment that President Trump had not yet done enough to lower prescription drug prices.

  • Hearing Examines Drug Injury Advertisements
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    Drug Injury Advertisements

    Doctors and legal experts testified about prescription drug injury advertisements. The hearing examined the impact of these ads on patient care and the doctor-patient relationship.

  • emWashington Postem Forum Explores Official Response to Opioid Epidemic
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    Opioid Epidemic

    The Washington Post hosted a discussion with members of Congress, researchers and health care experts on the U.S. opioid crisis and solutions for combating drug addiction. The discussion…

  • FDA Administrator Testifies on FY 2018 Budget
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    FDA Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

    Commissioner Scott Gottlieb testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 Food and Drug Administration budget request. The budget proposes cutting…

  • State Officials and Physicians Testify on Economic Impact of Opioid Epidemic
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    Economic Impact of Opioid Epidemic

    Witnesses that included Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) testified at a hearing on the opioid crisis and other forms of drug abuse and their possible relationship to economic factors.…

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

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the role of the government in the opioid crisis.

  • emOn the Edgeem
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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…

  • Washington Journal Eric Lipton Discusses Lobbying and the Pharmaceutical Industry
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    Eric Lipton on Pharmaceutical Industry and Lobbying

    Eric Lipton talked about his New York Times story, “Drug Lobbyists' Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame the Others,” on the pharmaceutical industry’s response to increasing calls by Congress and the White…

  • Senate Panel Looks at Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs to US
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    Stopping Flow of Synthetic Drugs

    The Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on synthetic opioids. The first panel included officials from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S.…

  • Health Officials Speak Out About Opioid Epidemic
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    Opioid Epidemic

    Medical doctors and substance abuse specialists talked about opioid use in the U.S. Topics included demographics, the public health effects, and treatment options.

  • FDA Commissioner Nominee Scott Gottlieb Defends Against Accusations of Conflicts of Interest
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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…

  • University of Southern California Hosts Discussion on Prescription Drug Addiction
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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…

  • Washington Journal Sally Satel Discusses the Opioid Crisis
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    Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

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

  • Federal Officials Testify on Fentanyl Addiction
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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…

  • President Taps Governor Christie to Lead Opioid Addiction Commission
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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.

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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?”

  • Pfizer CEO Ian Read Discusses the Pharmaceutical Industry
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    Health Care and the Pharmaceutical Industry

    Pfizer CEO Ian Read delivered remarks on health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He said he opposed any legislation that placed price controls on pharmaceutical drugs, calling it bad policy.…

  • Representatives Cummings and Welch on Meeting with President Trump
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    Representatives Cummings and Welch on Meeting with President Trump

    Representatives Cummings (D-MD) and Welch (D-VT) spoke with reporters about their meeting with President Trump. They met with the president to discuss rising prescription drug prices.…

  • Opioid Epidemic
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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…

  • QA with Brody Mullins
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    Q&A with Brody Mullins

    Brody Mullins talked about his Wall Street Journal front-page story, “The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade,” about the career and downfall of former drug industry lobbyist Evan Morris.…

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