Senate Schedules Hearing Regarding Opioid Crisis

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies is holding a hearing known as, "Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment & Recovery," on Tuesday, December 5th. The current administration has not yet formally branded the situation as a national emergency, which would undoubtedly promote the cause with calls to action as well as additional funding. Held by the Senate Health Committee, the purpose of this hearing is to focus on the federal response to this crisis, in order to officially address the situation at hand.

This hearing will take place with Senator Roy Blunt governing, and testimony will be provided by a number of government officials, including but not limited to:

  • U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy, representing the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
  • Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health
  • Dr. Debra Houry, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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