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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
June 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, United States Department of Justice- Investigate Purdue Pharma, L.P.
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration- Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision
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
May 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- Prevent the Spread of False Information About OxyContin
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - On the System and Process for Ensuring Safety of Opioid Painkillers
March 29, 2016 Markey Commends Obama Administration Efforts to Expand Treatment and Education for Opioid Addiction
March 16, 2016 Senators Markey and Paul Legislation to Expand Opioid Treatment Passes Key Senate Health Committee
Feb. 24, 2016 Markey: Until There is Reform At FDA, the Opioid Addiction and Overdose Crisis Will Continue
Feb. 11, 2016 Markey, Senate Democrats Demand Passage Of Emergency Funding To Tackle Prescription Opioid And Heroin Crisis
Feb. 4, 2016 Markey on New FDA Opioids Action Plan: Not Enough to Protect Americans from Prescription Opioid Epidemic
Feb. 2, 2016 Markey: Smart Funding from Obama Administration for Treatment of Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction
Jan. 25, 2016 Senator Markey Announces Hold on FDA Chief Nominee Citing Concerns with Agency's Failures on Opioid Painkiller Approvals
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research
Dec. 18, 2015 Markey Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus and Tax Legislation
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention
Oct. 21, 2015 New Mass. Opioid Overdose Data Underscores Need for Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Epidemic, Says Senator Markey
Oct. 15, 2015 Markey Applauds Governor Baker's Substance Use Legislation
Oct. 5, 2015 Markey Applauds Historic New Surgeon General Report on Substance Abuse
Sept. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin
Sept. 1, 2015 Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy Announce $400k In Federal Substance Abuse Grants For Fall River
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction
July 28, 2015 Markey Praises DEA Reinstatement of Prescription Drug Take-Back Days
July 22, 2015 Markey Calls for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths
July 7, 2015 New CDC Data on Heroin Epidemic Demands Urgent Action Says Senator Markey
June 22, 2015 Markey Commends Governor Baker, AG Healey on Opioid Working Group Recommendations
May 27, 2015 Sens. Paul, Markey Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction
May 21, 2015 New Markey Legislation Would Greatly Expand Access to Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services for Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction
May 20, 2015 Markey Launches Prevention Efforts for Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic
May 19, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Efforts to Address the Opioid Epidemic
May 12, 2015 Senator Markey Joins Gloucester Police Chief Campanello to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Drug Epidemic
April 7, 2015 Senators Markey and Baldwin Lead Group of Senators to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
March 11, 2015 Ayotte, Markey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Heroin and Prescription Drug Use
March 11, 2015 Markey, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Prevent Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdoses
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. 19, 2015 Markey Commends Governor Baker for Action on Heroin and Prescription Drug Crisis
Feb. 12, 2015 Markey Joins Senators to Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction
Feb. 9, 2015 Botticelli Nomination
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
Jan. 16, 2015 Markey to be Joined by Opiate Addiction Advocate Joanne Peterson at State of the Union Address
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. 14, 2014 Markey Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis
Oct. 3, 2014 Markey: CDC Report on Increase in Heroin Deaths Should Spur America into Action
Aug. 6, 2014 Markey Convenes Heads of Federal Substance Abuse Agencies, State & Local Officials To Develop Comprehensive Strategy for Heroin and Prescription Drug Crisis
July 31, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
July 23, 2014 Markey Introduces Legislation to Expand Treatment for Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction
June 9, 2014 Markey Commends Walgreens on New "Talking" Prescription Devices to Aid Blind and Visually-Impaired
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