United States Senate
Caucus on International
Narcotics Control

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to Hold Hearing on Prescription Drug Abuse
July 12, 2012

            Washington—Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today announced a hearing Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. on prescription drug abuse in the United States.

            According to a recent survey by Monitoring the Future—a University of Michigan study of U.S. students and young adults funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse—prescription drugs are the second-most abused category of drugs after marijuana.            

  • Sen. Feinstein
  • Sen. Grassley
  • Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Joseph Rannazzisi, deputy assistant administrator with the Drug Enforcement Administration
  • John Eadie, director of the Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis University
  • Avi Israel, a parent advocate in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Vernon Porter, a parent advocate in Orange County, Calif.
  • Joseph Harmison, owner of Harmison Pharmacies in Arlington, Texas

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing: Responding to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 18
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562

A live stream of the hearing will be available online at www.drugcaucus.senate.gov.


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