Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing America’s Addiction to Opioids: Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

The hearing examined prescription drug abuse and the role it plays in the increased use of heroin in the United States, as well as how the federal government can help reduce opioid abuse.

Senator Feinstein’s Statement | Senator Grassley’s Statement
Senator Udall’s Statement | letter to Attorney General Holder

Witnesses:

Michael Botticelli (Testimony)
Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Dr. Nora Volkow (Testimony)
Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. H. Westley Clark (Testimony)
Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Joseph Rannazzisi (Testimony)
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration

Dr. Andrew Kolodny (Testimony)
Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit drug rehabilitation organization