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David Sparks Ph.d Opioid Addiction
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: July 11, 2017

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As many of you know, Republican Congressman from Hood River Oregon, Greg Walden, is a huge advocate for rural Americans. He has repeatedly taken up the flag for farmers and ranchers in his district and has also advocated nationally for groups who are deeply and embedded in agriculture. Tragically, we know all too well that just because we live on a ranch or farm, that does not provide a barrier against opioid abuse. "As Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden is at the forefront of battling the epidemic in Oregon and across the country. Walden noted that the Energy and Commerce Committee will be working to examine effective strategies to combat the crisis in local communities. At the Energy and Commerce Committee, we stand shoulder to shoulder -- all of us together -- to seize the opportunity before us,”

Walden’s committee has announced a hearing for Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST to address this issue. The hearing is entitled, “Combatting the Opioid Crisis: Battles in the States”, and will focus on current challenges in combatting the epidemic, ways the federal government can assist, and efforts on the ground that have begun to make a difference.

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