Serial No. 114-155: America's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, March 22, 2016 [open pdf - 8MB]
This is the March 22, 2016 hearing on 'America's Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic,' held before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the opening statement of Michael Botticelli: "Opioids are having an unimaginable impact on public health and safety in communities across the United States. Fifty-seven people died each day from opioids in 2010, and by 2014 that figure was up to 78 people. The number of drug overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone, a category including fentanyl, has more than doubled since 2012. These overdose rates are harrowing. However, we are making some progress. Past-month non-medical use of opioids by Americans 12 and older was significantly lower in 2014 than during its peak in 2009, and the number of people initiating the non-medical use of prescription pain relievers in the past year also decreased significantly during that time." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael Botticelli, Lou Milione, Kana Enomoto, Leana S. Wen, Teresa Jacobs.
Serial No. 114-155
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