Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse, Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, January 27, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is a testimony compilation of the January 27, 2016 hearing on "Attacking America's Epidemic of Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse" held before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From the opening statement of Chuck Grassley: "Addiction to opioids, primarily prescription pain killers and heroin, is driving this epidemic, which is destroying lives, families, and the fabric of entire communities. It's something I'm hearing about in Iowa, although other parts of the country have been hit even harder. At today's hearing, the committee hopes to learn more about this terrible epidemic, what's being done to address it, and how Congress can help. I look forward to learning more about the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which is the result of the leadership of Senators Whitehouse, Portman, Klobuchar and Ayotte on this issue." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kelly Ayotte, Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Peter Shumlin, Michael Botticelli, Nora D. Volkow, Kana Enomoto, Louis J. Milione, Enoch F. Willard, Tonda DaRe, and Linda E. Hurley.

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