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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Full Name: Edward 'Ed' J. Markey
Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 06/25/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Susan Blumenthal
Birth Date: 07/11/1946
Birth Place: Malden, MA
Home City: Malden, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
June 9, 2014 Markey Commends Walgreens on New "Talking" Prescription Devices to Aid Blind and Visually-Impaired
May 1, 2014 Ayotte Backs Legislation to Help Prevent Heroin Overdose Deaths
April 7, 2014 Mass Officials Promote National Prescription Drugtake-Back Day
March 27, 2014 Senator Markey Commends Governor Patrick's Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse
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 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products
March 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdose Crisis
March 6, 2014 Markey Introduces "Good Samaritan' Legislation to Protect First Responders, Volunteers, Family Members Who Administer Opioid Overdose Prevention Drug
Feb. 24, 2014 Senator Markey, White House Drug Policy Director Kerlikowske, Basketball Legend Chris Herren Address Heroin, Prescription Drug Epidemic in Massachusetts
Feb. 11, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary US Department of Health and Human Services - Expanding Availability of Treatment to Help First Responders Prevent Opiate Use and Abuse
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathew Burwell - Review Rule To Regulate The Manufacturing, Sale, And Marketing Of E-Cigarettes
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
March 20, 2013 Markey, Buchanan, Kirk & Manchin Introduce Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
March 20, 2013 Sens. Manchin and Kirk Join Reps. Buchanan and Markey to Introduction "Safe Prescribing Act"
March 20, 2013 Kirk, Davis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral "Safe Prescribing Act"
Feb. 5, 2013 Markey: Mass. Compounding Inspection Results Should Spur Push for Strong Nationwide Health and Safety Standards
Oct. 29, 2012 New Markey Report Reveals Before Current Outbreak at Least 23 Deaths, 86 Serious Illnesses, Injuries Associated with Compounding Pharmacy Practices
Oct. 9, 2012 Markey to Introduce Legislation Strengthening Oversight of Compounding Pharmacies in Response to Meningitis Outbreak
May 31, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Reform Act
May 30, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Reform Act
May 30, 2012 Markey Supports FDA Reform Act, Calls for Action on Medical Device Reform
March 28, 2012 Reps. Eshoo, Markey, Rogers Introduce Legislation to Improve Pediatric Medications
Feb. 28, 2012 Markey Introduces Legislation to Improve Prescription Drug Labeling for the Blind
Feb. 1, 2012 Mikulski, Senate And House Leaders, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Chronic Health Conditions
Oct. 26, 2011 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Support Pill Mill Crackdown Legislation
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Aug. 30, 2011 Kerry, Markey, Lynch, McGovern, Tsongas, Capuano, Olver, Keating: MA Wins $4.5 Mil to Fight Youth Drug Use
Aug. 17, 2011 Letter to Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration
June 17, 2011 Markey Pushes for Lower Drug Costs for Seniors
June 16, 2011 Letter to The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the US House of Representatives
May 24, 2011 Repealing Mandatory Funding for Graduate Medical Education
March 23, 2011 Markey Commemorates First Anniversary of Affordable Care Act
March 14, 2011 Markey, Buchanan Intro "Pill Mill" Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Jan. 24, 2011 GOP Repeal Would Stamp "Return to Sender' on $250 Checks Seniors Received Last Year
Sept. 23, 2010 Improving Access To Clinical Trials Act Of 2009
Aug. 27, 2010 Statement on GAO'S Clinical Trials Report
Aug. 1, 2008 The Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2008
Sept. 19, 2007 Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007
July 11, 2007 FDA Reform Bill Strengthens Drug Review Process and Shines Light on Clinical Trials Using Markey Provisions
July 11, 2007 FDA Reform Bill Strengthens Drug Review Process and Shines Light on Clinical Trials Using Markey Provisions
July 11, 2007 Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007
June 21, 2007 Committee Takes Important Action on Drug Approval Process
May 21, 2007 News that Diabetes Drug May Increase Risk of Heart Attack Underlines Need for FDA Reform
March 20, 2007 Waxman and Markey Introduce Counterpart to Enzi-Kennedy Drug Safety Bill
Feb. 16, 2007 Introduction of the "Swift Approval, Full Evaluation (SAFE) Drug Act"
Feb. 12, 2007 Markey Calls FDA Warning for Ketek Long Overdue, Plans to Introduce Bill to Improve FDA Approval Process and Drug Safetly
Jan. 12, 2007 Markey Touts 'Uncle Sam's Club' To Lower Drug Prices For Seniors
Dec. 12, 2006 Markey On FDA's Actions Against Unapproved Drugs
Oct. 11, 2006 Markey Slams FDA Inaction on Unapproved Drugs on Market
Sept. 22, 2006 90% of New Medicare Prescription Drug Program Enrollees in Massachusetts at Risk of Falling into the Doughnut Hole
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