The Federal Response to the Drug Overdose Epidemic

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), co-Chairman, will hold a hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to examine the federal response to the drug overdose epidemic.

The hearing transcript is available here.

Witness Panel I

·  Regina LaBelle, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (written testimony)

·  Tom Coderre, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (written testimony)

·  Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (written testimony)

Witness Panel II

·  Nicole Alexander-Scott, Director, Rhode Island Department of Health (written testimony)

·  Keith Humphreys, Esther Ting Memorial Professor, Stanford University (written testimony)

·  Steve Gurdak, Group Manager, Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Northern Virginia Financial Initiative (written testimony)

Whitehouse and Grassley’s opening statements, as prepared for delivery, are available here and here.

Office of National Drug Control Policy responses to Questions for the Record available here.