Hearing titled " Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment & Recovery "

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Hearing on the opioid epidemic from December 2017. Speakers include Patrick Kennedy of the President's Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH, and Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz of SAMHSA.
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