May 14, 2014

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.

The hearing transcript is available here.

Opening Statements


Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Feinstein’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


Chuck Grassley

Sen. Grassely’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery.


Michael Botticelli

Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy

Dr. Nora Volkow

Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. H. Westley Clark

Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Joseph Rannazzisi

Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration

Dr. Andrew Kolodny

Chief Medical Officer of Phoenix House, a nonprofit drug rehabilitation organization