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House Panel To Investigate Role DEA And Drug Distributors Have Played In Opioid Flood

KHN Morning Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants answers from the Drug Enforcement Administration about its efforts to combat the epidemic and from the nation’s three largest drug distribution companies about shipping practices. Other news stories focus on steps the Trump administration is taking to tackle the drug crisis.

Senator, Concerned About Pharma’s Influence, Asks HHS To Delay Opioid Workshop

KHN Morning Briefing

The workshop, hosted by the Food and Drug Administration, is designed to review the ways that physicians can treat pain and safely prescribe opioids. But Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is concerned that the preliminary list of groups that are scheduled to participate in the workshop have ties to drugmakers. Meanwhile, states are being overwhelmed by the increased popularity of fentanyl.

‘Gray Death’ Is A Particularly Lethal Opioid Mixture That’s Infiltrating Street Drug Market

KHN Morning Briefing

“Gray death is one of the scariest combinations that I have ever seen in nearly 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis,” says Deneen Kilcrease, manager of the chemistry section at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In other news, a sales representative for an opioid maker talks about his secret addition. And highway safety officials say that drug-impaired driving is a growing problem.