Subcommittee to Continue Hearing Series on Opioid Abuse Epidemic
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 21, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”
The subcommittee will continue its hearing series to review how states are combatting the opioid abuse epidemic and explore how state and federal policies can most effectively incentivize the development and broadened use of evidence-based practices and treatments in their communities. Next week the subcommittee will hear from several state health leaders about their experiences in coordinating efforts with the federal government. Witnesses from Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Missouri will testify.
Subcommittee members recently heard from a panel of federal health care officials about what steps the federal government is taking to combat the epidemic. Members have also recently heard from health professionals and academics about treatment options currently available, as well as local community leaders who discussed their efforts to confront the growing cycle of prescription drug and heroin abuse.
The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.