Subcommittee Hearing

Review of the Opioid Epidemic in America

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building Presiding: Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)

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Hearing to review the opioid epidemic in America and focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery at the state and local level

Member Statements

  1. Senator Roy Blunt (Republican - Missouri)


  1. Mr. Mark Stringer
    Missouri Department of Mental Health
  2. Dr. Karen Cropsey, Psy.D.
    Conatser Turner Endowed Professor of Psychiatry
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  3. Dr. Charissa Fotinos
    Deputy Chief Medical Officer
    Washington State Health Care Authority
  4. Ms. Beth Tanzman
    Executive Director
    Vermont Blueprint for Health
    Department of Vermont Health Access
  5. Dr. James Berry, DO
    Associate Professor and Vice Chair
    Director of Addiction Services
    Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry , West Virginia University
  6. Dr. Daisy Pierce, PhD
    Executive Director
    Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region