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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - 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 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills
July 14, 2016 Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers
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 14, 2016 Senators Markey and Rubio Introduce Resolution Calling for Cooperation to Stop Trafficking of Illicit Fentanyl from Overseas
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report--
July 13, 2016 Markey Statement on Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
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 12, 2016 Senators Markey and Paul Praise Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
July 8, 2016 Senator Markey Seeks Information About Impact of Opioids on Women
July 6, 2016 Markey Statement on Federal, Congressional Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis
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
May 12, 2016 Opioid Crisis
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
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2015
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 24, 2016 Markey: Until There is Reform At FDA, the Opioid Addiction and Overdose Crisis Will Continue
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
Feb. 11, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf
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
Feb. 2, 2016 Prescription Drug 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
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