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David Sparks Ph.d Ongoing Opiods
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: December 28, 2018

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Those are the words of House representative Wahlberg from Michigan back in May regarding alleged pill dumping into rural communities. Well now, his colleague, Republican Representative Greg Walden of Oregon has released a report detailing opioid-dumping in rural communities. Mr. Walton stated that “The Energy and Commerce Committee spent more than 18 months investigating allegations of pill dumping in West Virginia -- the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic and the state with the highest drug overdose death rate in the country," Our bipartisan investigation revealed systemic failures by both distributors and the DEA that contributed to -- and failed to abate -- the opioid crisis in West Virginia. The Majority Staff Report released today identified several flaws limiting the effectiveness of the distributors’ compliance programs and DEA’s enforcement. While we’ve already been hard at work this Congress to combat the opioid crisis with the signing of H.R. 6 into law, more work remains. The report details numerous warning signs and red flags missed by wholesale drug distributors and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) that contributed to the worsening of the opioid epidemic. We should hasten to note that Mr. Walton has made it clear on many occasions that this affects all rural communities throughout the nation.

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