U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan said the ripple effects of opioid addiction will be felt for generations.
She joined NHPR's The Exchange Monday to discuss the federal and state responses to the crisis, as well as the role the FDA may have played in either "wittingly or unwittingly" encouraging overprescribing of opioids.
Listen to the full interview here, or watch a video of the program below
Hassan also addressed climate change -- she prefers a series of steps, rather than the sweeping Green New Deal. And she's concerned about the possible impact of Medicare for all proposals now under discussion.
"As you transition people from one system to the next, it can be very disruptive...especially if you're somebody with complex medical needs," she said.