Opioid epidemic

The new way prosecutors are using an old act
And how it's affecting drug CEOs

At a Families of Addicts meeting, fentanyl test strips are made available for purchase to detect the presence of fentanyl in street purchased drugs in Dayton, Ohio. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

As the effects of the opioid crisis are felt across the country, federal prosecutors are taking action and prosecuting CEOs of pharmaceutical companies. The Controlled Substance Act is one of their most novel weapons. 

Surgeon General: ‘Addiction can happen to anyone,’ even my brother

Surgeon General Jerome Adams sprays a dose of naloxone in the air at a Senate hearing Thursday. (Screenshot/Senate Finance Committee)

Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about his personal connection to the opioid epidemic in a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday.

Congress’ Proposals on Opioids Aren’t Keeping Up with Epidemic
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