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Richard Blumenthal's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (CT) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Date Title
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
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes Obama Administration Actions to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse
June 24, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on new Haven Opioid Overdoses
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
April 15, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Comprehensive Report Calling for Immediate Specific Steps to Reduce Opioid Deaths and Addiction
March 30, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds FDA Approval of New Label for Medication Abortion
March 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's New Actions to Combat Opiod Epidemic
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention
March 15, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on CDC's New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain
March 10, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Sweeps Nation, Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids
Feb. 2, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President's $1.1 Billion Initiative to Address Opioid Abuse, Heroin Epidemic
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Urge for FTC to Investigate Antitrust Violations Connected to IV Solution Shortages
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use
April 24, 2015 Senator Blumenthal Urges Immediate Action from VA to Address Opioid Over-Prescription and Addiction within VA Health System
March 18, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin, Feinstein to FDA: Use Existing Authority To Protect Consumers From Contaminated Dietary Supplement
March 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OxyPro Safety
March 10, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud State Attorneys General For Launching Investigation Into Fraud In Herbal Supplement Industry
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
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
Oct. 13, 2014 Blumenthal Calls on National School Boards Association to End Planned Partnership with Big Tobacco Youth Tobacco Prevention Program
May 14, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, and Willliam J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice - Regarding Pfizer's Potential Takeover of AstraZeneca
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 17, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal Propose Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Connecticut
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores
Aug. 26, 2013 Blumenthal Reiterates Calls For Further Strengthening Animal Fighting Laws After 367 Animals Are Rescued, 10 Suspects Arrested In Multi-State Dog Fighting Raid
April 26, 2013 Senators Lautenberg, Durbin, Harkin, and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Stop Tobacco Smuggling, Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes, and Increase Federal Tobacco Taxes
March 22, 2013 Letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg - Develop Tobacco Warning Labels
March 21, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner - Contaminated Drugs in CT Hospital
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., The Attorney General
Oct. 8, 2012 Letter to Commissioner Hamburg
Sept. 21, 2012 Senators Blumenthal, Kohl, Grassley Seek to Protect the Elderly and Taxpayers from Abusive Overprescribing of Antipsychotics
June 26, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Final Passage of Fda Safety and Innovation Act, Highlights 13 Provisions Included in Legislation
June 15, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Honorable Michael B. Enzi, Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Honorable Henry A. Waxman Ranking Member Committee on Energy and Commerce
May 24, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Senate Passage of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, Highlights Key Consumer Provisions He Introduced
May 22, 2012 Kohl, Grassley and Blumenthal Seek to Cut Misuse of Antipsychotics
May 2, 2012 Senators Respond to New Data on Tobacco Tax Loophole
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