Opioid epidemic nothing new in the U.S.

In this August 1971 file photo, U.S. troops addicted to heroin sit together at an Army amnesty center in Long Binh, Vietnam. In the 1960s and 1970s, heroin use surged, prompted in part by Vietnam War soldiers who were exposed to it while fighting overseas.

Highlights From Senate Hearing On Ag Consolidation

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SENATE HEARING ON AG CONSOLIDATION Sep. 21, 2016 AP reports: Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in technology that could help American farmers. Monsanto, the American seed and weed-killer, and Bayer, the German medicine and farm-chemical maker, responded to concerns from Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.