Michelle Leonhart

Providers cheer as Kohl lifts block on DEA nominee

Providers cheer as Kohl lifts block on DEA nominee

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has released the hold on the nomination of Michelle Leonhart to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. That occurred after the U.S. Department of Justice assured him that the DEA would address and improve the delivery of pain medications in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

AAHSA applauds senator's hold on DEA nominee

AAHSA applauds senator's hold on DEA nominee

A major long-term care association Monday praised the decision by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) to place a hold on the nomination of Michelle Leonhart to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He believes the DEA needs to change its policy regarding the delivery of painkillers by nurses in long-term care settings.

Kohl threatens to hold up DEA nominee over nursing home drug-dispensing issue

Kohl threatens to hold up DEA nominee over nursing home drug-dispensing issue

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) continues to express his reservations about Michelle Leonhart, the nominee to lead the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Leonhart on Wednesday, Kohl said he still has concerns about the DEA's policy regarding the delivery of pain medications in nursing homes.