Serial No. 114-34: Combating the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 23, 2015 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is the April 23, 2015 hearing titled "Combating the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives" before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of the Honorable Tim Murphy, "Let me state clearly so as to leave no room for doubt: Our current strategy just isn't working, and I am not going to stop until we start moving in the direction of success, defined not just as getting individuals off of street drugs and onto a Government-approved opioid, but getting them to the point of drug-free living. About 3 weeks ago, on the very same day this committee held our first hearing on this issue, the Department of Health and Human Services released its long-awaited three-part plan to reverse this epidemic.[…] Today we have assembled some of the leading opioid addiction experts. We welcome you to get your thoughts on dealing with this epidemic. And I thank you for your expertise and look forward to hearing your testimony. We are in desperate need of innovations to reverse the current trend and not merely maintain it." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tim Murphy, Diana DeGette, Marsha Blackburn, Janice D. Schakowsky, and Paul Tonko.
House Hearing 113-63; Serial Number 113-63
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