The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug and heroin abuse from state and local perspectives. Members heard from a number of experts who confront this growing crisis in communities all across the country. The subcommittee last year held a hearing to discuss this issue with witnesses from federal agencies.
“Something is desperately wrong with our nation’s response to the opioid epidemic, and it is quite literally a matter of life and death that we get honest answers and not remain misguided in our approach to how we solve this crisis,” Murphy said.
“The state and local perspective of this growing threat is essential as we evaluate what steps we can take at the federal level to help address this crisis,” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) added.
Witnesses from across the country shared their experiences and discussed efforts to confront the growing cycle of prescription drug and heroin abuse.”
Source: Energycommerce.house.gov – March 26, 2015