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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.

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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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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies held a hearing on the National Institute on Health (NIH) fiscal year 2017 budget request.…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT), federal drug policy officials, and advocates testified at a hearing on heroin and…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins and other other NIH directors testified at a hearing about his agency’s fiscal year 2016 budget. The talked about the areas…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the efforts of federal agencies and courts to combat prescription drug abuse, in particular pain…

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    National Institutes of Health Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

    National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins and several heads of constituent institutes testified at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the fiscal year 2016…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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    Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

    Panelists talked about young people abusing prescription drugs. The panel included former U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), who spoke about his own struggles with addiction. The event was moderated…

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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers could be…

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    2012 Drug Abuse Survey

    The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that drinking and cigarette smoking was…

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    Communicators with Nora Volkow

    Dr. Nora Volklow talked about tests conducted by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and the Energy Department’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. The test results show that brain…

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    Teen Drug Use Trends Survey

    The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The latest survey showed increased use of marijuana and a plateau in the heretofore decreasing…

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    Teen Drug Use Survey Results

    Nora Volkow talked about the latest survey on teen drug use, the survey’s positive and negative findings, and what is influencing drug use in U.S. She responded to telephone calls and…

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    Teen Depression and Marijuana Use

    John Walters and others spoke to reporters about a report indicating a link between teen marijuana use, depression, and serious mental illness. The White House report was titled, Teen Marijuana Use…

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    Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs held a hearing on the federal cocaine sentencing laws. Under current federal law it takes 100 times more powder cocaine than crack to…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the mind, brain, and behavioral research at the National Institutes of Health. Topics included the various types of mental…

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    Monitoring Drug Use

    Officials held a press conference to release the 2006 results of the research study “Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth.” The study was…

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    Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified about prescription drug abuse, access to prescription drugs through physicians, the Internet, and patients, as well as the extent of the problem in the U.S. They also…

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    Survey on Teen Drug Use

    Officials released a report titled “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Abuse.” The report examined recent trends in juvenile drug use and found a modest decline in teen drug…

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