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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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    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.…

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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.…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    President Trump Meeting with Pharmaceutical Company Executives

    President Trump spoke to the press before a meeting with pharmaceutical company executives and members of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He said the U.S.…

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    News of the Day

    An update on news of the day included an investigation into pharmaceutical price-fixing.

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    Biopharmaceutical Development

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf talked about the development of drug products derived from biological sources, also known as “biopharmaceuticals.” He also…

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    Generic Drug Marketplace

    Dr. Janet Woodcock testified at a hearing on the review and approval process for generic prescription drugs. She also addressed senators' concerns over the lack of generic alternatives for…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Have your medication costs increased?”

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    EpiPen and Drug Pricing

    Caitlin Owens talked about the sharp rise in the cost of the EpiPen allergy injection, which has renewed concerns over drug pricing decisions.

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