addiction

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.

Juul's day at Oversight and Reform

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting to organize for the 115th Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

"As a parent of three young kids myself... I was shocked to hear Juul had access to children without teachers or administrators and without parental permission," said Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi during the hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing was meant to examine Juul's role in the youth nicotine epidemic.

Podcast: Opioid Legislation on Deck
CQ on Congress, Episode 101

Legislation to combat the nation's opioid crisis has moved through the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chaired by Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who is with ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.