RELEASE: Blunt to hold hearing on opioid crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, will hold an open hearing Tuesday at 11 a.m.  in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

During the hearing, the Subcommittee will examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America.

Hearing Details:

Subject: Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room SD-124
Time: 10:00 a.m. ET


The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy

Former Congressman (R.I.)

President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

Elinore McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.


National Institutes of Health

Debra Houry, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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