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Al Franken's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MN) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate - As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate - Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic
Nov. 8, 2013 Leahy Leads Coalition of Lawmakers in Welcoming the FDA's Release of Proposed Rules To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs
July 23, 2013 Hearing Highlights Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to End Practice that Drives Up Seniors' Drug Costs
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased That FDA is Working to Address Infant Drug Shortage
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers
June 8, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Chairman Upton, and Ranking Member Waxman
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
June 16, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Drug Company Advertising
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Medicare - Part D Prescription Drug Coverage & the Donut Hole
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Generics
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care - Prescription Drugs - Part D Prescription Drug Coverage & the Donut Hole
Nov. 17, 2010 Letter to The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
June 29, 2010 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 9, 2010 Franken Announces Start Of Rebate Check Program To Close Medicare Coverage Gap
Oct. 8, 2009 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 21, 2009 Letter to Chairman Kohl, Chair DeLauro and Ranking Members Brownback and Kingston of the Conference Committee of the Senate and House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
July 24, 2009 Letter to the Senate Finance Committee
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