Sen. Kaine to Hold Hearing on Opioid Abuse Among Older Adults

Sen. Kaine to Hold Hearing on Opioid Abuse Among Older Adults

ASHBURN, VA: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, will hold a field hearing in Ashburn on Monday, January 25, to examine the ongoing fight against opioid misuse and abuse among older Americans, according to an announcement by the Office of Senator Kaine.

Kaine has met with families, law enforcement and business leaders across Virginia to discuss the harmful impacts of opioid abuse on communities in the Commonwealth. Witnesses at Monday’s hearing will include The Honorable Mark Herring, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Katherine Neuhausen, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Virginia Commonwealth University; Lisa Wilkins, Acting State Director, Virginia Change Addiction Now; Jane Terry, Director of Government Affairs, National Safety Counsel; and Mellie Randall, Director of the Office of Substance Abuse Services, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

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