Opioid Crisis: An Examination of How We Got Here and How We Move Forward, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 9, 2018 [open pdf - 343KB]
This is the January 9, 2018 hearing on "Opioid Crisis: An Examination of How We Got Here and How We Move Forward," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the opening statement of Lamar Alexander: "Today, we turn our attention again to the opioid crisis, the Nation's No. 1 public health challenge. [...] Rather than spend more time establishing the crisis, I want to focus today on what we can do about it. Here are two things I'm hoping to learn from you. First, when 100 million Americans live with pain, 25 million of them with chronic or severe pain, why is it not a good idea to continue to find the so-called Holy Grail of Medicine, a non-addictive pain medicine? Second, if stronger communities are the ultimate solution to this crisis, as you often suggest in your book, what can a central government in Washington do that actually helps?" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sam Quinones.
S. Hrg. 115-714; Senate Hearing 115-714
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