Drug caucus to hold hearing on prescription drug abuse Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:38
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


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

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 18

WHERE: 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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