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Ed Markey's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (MA) - Jr, Democratic
Date Title
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
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 Kirk, Davis Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral "Safe Prescribing Act"
March 20, 2013 Sens. Manchin and Kirk Join Reps. Buchanan and Markey to Introduction "Safe Prescribing Act"
March 20, 2013 Markey, Buchanan, Kirk & Manchin Introduce Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Feb. 5, 2013 Markey: Mass. Compounding Inspection Results Should Spur Push for Strong Nationwide Health and Safety Standards
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