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On June 8, 2017, the Joint Economic Committee held a hearing entitled "Economic Aspects of the Opioid Crisis." The following witnesses testified:

Professor Sir Angus Deaton
Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ

The Honorable Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Lisa N. Sacco
Crime Policy Analyst
Congressional Research Service
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Richard G. Frank
Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Pat Tiberi of the 12th District of Ohio, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, chaired the hearing.  For the full committee report and transcirpt, click here or on the document below.