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April 19, 2016 Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Lead Amendment to Regulate Premium Cigars Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Larson Applauds Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction in Connecticut Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
March 10, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Sweeps Nation, Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Senate Passes Opioid Legislation, Includes Parts of Esty's Addiction-Prevention Bill Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Murphy Votes for Senate Opioid Bill, Calls for More Funding, Improved Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Esty Introduces Bill to Prevent Opioid Addiction Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Feb. 11, 2016 "We Are in the Throes of an Epidemic" Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Courtney Introduces Bill to Expand Emergency Aid for Growing Opioid and Heroin Crisis Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President's $1.1 Billion Initiative to Address Opioid Abuse, Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, D.C.
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Klobuchar, Blumenthal, Lee, Hatch Urge Ftc to Investigate Antitrust Violations Connected to IV Solution Shortages Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 CT Delegation & Malloy: Over 20 CT Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
April 24, 2015 Senator Blumenthal Urges Immediate Action from VA to Address Opioid Over-Prescription and Addiction within VA Health System Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 DeLauro, Roybal-Allard Introduce STOP Act Reauthorization To Prevent Underage Drinking Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin, Feinstein to FDA: Use Existing Authority To Protect Consumers From Contaminated Dietary Supplement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OxyPro Safety Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud State Attorneys General For Launching Investigation Into Fraud In Herbal Supplement Industry Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Esty, DeGette, DeLauro, Ruiz, And Bustos Introduce Bill Banning E-Cigarette Marketing To Children Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2015 Letter to Mary A. Papazian, President of the Southern Connecticut State University - Smoke Free Campus Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2014 Blumenthal Calls on National School Boards Association to End Planned Partnership with Big Tobacco Youth Tobacco Prevention Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Aug. 4, 2014 Rep. Elizabeth Esty Helps Expand Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
March 26, 2014 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services - Zohydro Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
March 17, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal Propose Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 17, 2014 Murphy, Blumenthal Propose Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Connecticut Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Dough McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart - Remove Tobacco Products from Stores Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration - Safety of Drug and Device Approval Process at FDA Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
April 26, 2013 Senators Lautenberg, Durbin, Harkin, and Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Stop Tobacco Smuggling, Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes, and Increase Federal Tobacco Taxes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Rosa DeLauro Unknown
March 22, 2013 Letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg - Develop Tobacco Warning Labels Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 21, 2013 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner - Contaminated Drugs in CT Hospital Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., The Attorney General Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services - Strengthening the FDA's Authority to Ensure the Safety of Drugs From Compounding Pharmacies Rep. Rosa DeLauro New Haven, CT
Oct. 8, 2012 Letter to Commissioner Hamburg Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Sept. 21, 2012 Senators Blumenthal, Kohl, Grassley Seek to Protect the Elderly and Taxpayers from Abusive Overprescribing of Antipsychotics Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 10, 2012 DeLauro: Need to Bolster Mental Health, Substance Abuse Workforce For Older Adults Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
June 26, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Final Passage of Fda Safety and Innovation Act, Highlights 13 Provisions Included in Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 26, 2012 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5973, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5972, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 24, 2012 Blumenthal Hails Senate Passage of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act, Highlights Key Consumer Provisions He Introduced Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 22, 2012 Kohl, Grassley and Blumenthal Seek to Cut Misuse of Antipsychotics Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 2, 2012 Senators Respond to New Data on Tobacco Tax Loophole Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 30, 2012 Blumenthal Applauds New Food and Drug Administration Guidelines on Big Tobacco Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 9, 2012 Letter to John T. Standley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rite Aid Pharmacy - Deceptive Marketing Practices Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 8, 2012 Senators: Surgeon General's Report on Youth Smoking Epidemic a Call to Action For State and Federal Government Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 8, 2012 Letter to Mr. John T. Standley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rite Aid Pharmacy Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Feb. 23, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2012 Letter to George Doyle III, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ben Venue Laboratories Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2012 Letter to George Doyle III, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ben Venue Laboratories Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2012 The Hill - Innovation Key to Fighting 'SuperBugs' Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2012 Mikulski, Senate And House Leaders, Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Chronic Health Conditions Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2012 Citizens United Anniversary Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2012 Blumenthal Statement on Disclosure of Drug Company Payments to Doctors Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Jan. 4, 2012 Blumenthal Drug Shortage Survey Exposes Damaging Effects in CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Dec. 22, 2011 Letter to Mark Emmert, President, The National Collegiate Athletic Association Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Dec. 16, 2011 Feinstein, Grassley Bill to Combat Transnational Organized Crime Passes the Senate Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2011 New GAO Report Blumenthal Requested Reveals Growing Number of Life Threatening Drug Shortages Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2011 Statement on Judiciary Committee Approval and Passage of Counterfeit Drug Legislation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2011 Letter to Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson, Department of Health & Human Services Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2011 Blumenthal Calls for End to Over Prescription of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2011 Proposal for Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Increase Penalties For Counterfeit Drugs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2011 Meehan Introduces Bill Boosting Penalties for Rx Drug Counterfeiting Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2011 Blumenthal Praises President's Executive Order to Address Drug Shortage Crisis Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2011 Blumenthal Applauds DEA Decision to Put Bath Salts on Controlled Substances List Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
Oct. 14, 2011 Letter to Mary Hamburg, Commisioner of the Food and Drug Administration Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2011 Letter to Secretary Sebelius, Health and Human Services Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
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