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Gov. Peter Shumlin at WBUR (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Gov. Peter Shumlin at WBUR (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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Six governors from around New England were in Boston Tuesday, speaking at a round table at the International Conference on Opioids at Harvard Medical School.

One of the most outspoken governors was Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. We sat down with Shumlin to talk about what he's doing in Vermont, how much responsibility the pharmaceutical companies should hold for the opioid epidemic and why he's not exactly making friends at the FDA.

Update: The FDA's response to Gov. Shumlin is this speech dated March 29, 2016 by Commissioner Robert Califf.


Peter Shumlin, governor of Vermont. He tweets @GovPeterShumlin.

This segment aired on June 7, 2016.


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