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June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Kirk Joins Bipartisan Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
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 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Commentary: Non-Discriminant Killer Needs Unified Response Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Congressman Adam Kinzinger Appointed as House Conferee for Opioid Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Dold Named Conferee on Heroin, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Package Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass Legislation to Confront Opioid Abuse Crisis Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 13, 2016 Davis Votes to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Duckworth's Vote Helps Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Fight Opioid Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 13, 2016 Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Bill Foster Aurora, IL
May 13, 2016 Dold's Anti-Heroin Bill Passes U.S. House of Representatives with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Bustos Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born with Heroin Addiction Passes the House of Representatives Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 House Passes Foster's Bill to Assess Nationwide Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Durbin Calls On Nation's Medical Community To Curb Over Prescription Of Opioids Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Rep. Danny K. Davis Offers Resource Guide For Families Impacted By Heroin And Opioid Epidemic Rep. Danny Davis Unknown
May 11, 2016 Kirk Legislation to Protect Veterans from Opiate Abuse Passes House Unanimously Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives To Address Opioid Crisis With DuPage County Leaders Sen. Richard Durbin Wheaton, IL
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 2, 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Partners With Local Initiatives Combating Opioid/Heroin Epidemic, Hosts Round Table Forum in Quincy Rep. Darin LaHood Quincy, IL
April 28, 2016 Grassley-Durbin Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood Announces Round Table Forums To Address Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
April 28, 2016 Lali's Law Unanimously Passes House Committee, Heads to House Floor for Vote Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Expired Painkillers or other Prescription Drugs? Drop them off on Saturday Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Bustos' Legislation to Protect Infants from Opioid Exposure Passes Out of Committee Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Reps. Bustos and Jenkins Introduce Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Steve Ubl, President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - Pharmaceutical Industry Has A Responsibility In Curtailing Opioid Overdose Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Letter to Steve Ubl, President and CEO of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - Pharmaceutical Industry Has A Responsibility In Curtailing Opioid Overdose Epidemic Rep. Tammy Duckworth 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. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Durbin Discusses Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Caseyville, IL
March 24, 2016 Foster, Esty, Clark Lead 102 House Democrats in Calling for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Foster, Baldwin Introduce Legislation To Support Regenerative Medicine Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Durbin Introduces Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Feb. 29, 2016 As Senate Begins Debate On Legislation To Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse, Durbin & King Introduce Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Dold Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Heroin Epidemic in Memory of Local Overdose Victim Rep. Robert Dold Lincolshire, IL
Feb. 11, 2016 Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid & Heroin Abuse Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Rep. Schakowsky Applauds Prescription Drug Savings Through the Affordable Care Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 Dold Joins Walgreens, White House to Launch New Nation-Wide Efforts to Combat Drug Abuse Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Feb. 9, 2016 Durbin Applauds Public and Private Sector Commitment to Combating Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Foster Applauds White House Efforts To Increase Resources For Opioid Abuse, Calls On Congress To Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement on White House Proposal to Increase Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2016 Kirk Applauds 26.3 Million Fewer Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Foster Responds To The State Of The Union Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2015 Omnibus Spending Bill Funds Local Priorities Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Dec. 10, 2015 Schakowsky Introduces Medicare Fair Drug Pricing Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2015 Durbin, Lake County Community Leaders Discuss Initiatives to Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Libertyville, IL
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Peter Roskam Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 FDA Approves Naloxone Nasal Spray to Stop Opioid Overdose Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Nov. 19, 2015 Following Kirk Request, FDA Approves Life-Saving Nasal Narcan Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 30, 2015 Letter to William J. Baer, Assistant Attorney General and Deborah Feinstein, Director of Federal Trade Commission - Insurance mergers letter to DOJ Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2015 Durbin Discusses Landmark Sentencing Reform Legislation Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Oct. 1, 2015 Foster Introduces Legislation To Combat Drug Abuse Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Sentencing Reform Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Durbin: HHS Awarded Clay County $100,000 Federal Grant as Part of Pilot Program to Reduce Opiod Overdose in Rural Communities Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Hultgren Celebrates Grant with McHenry Substance Abuse Coalition to Fight Youth Drug Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Hultgren Hails Illinois Grant to Fight Painkiller Overdose Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2015 Durbin: Illinois Awarded $917,000 in Federal Funding to Strike Back at Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2015 On International Overdose Day, Kirk Urges FDA Approval of Intranasal Naloxone to Save Lives Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
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 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Durbin Discusses Legislation To Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Naperville, Ill
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2015 Durbin Discusses Importance Of Modernizing Federal Drug Sentencing Policy Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, Ill
July 23, 2015 Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup of H.R. 985, the Concrete Masonry Products, Research, Education, and Promotion Act; H.R. __, the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act; and H.R. __, the E-Warranty Act Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
July 23, 2015 Jordan Michael Filler Foundation Rep. Robert Dold Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Kirk Applauds Committee Passage of Agriculture Bill that Invests in Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
July 13, 2015 Kirk Statement on Escape of Drug Kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman Sen. Mark Kirk Chicago, IL
July 1, 2015 Durbin Discusses Legislation To Combat Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Hoffman Estates, Ill
June 23, 2015 Senators Seek to Reduce Drug Deaths with Overdose Prevention Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 14, 2015 Durbin, Blumenthal 'Troubled' By FDA Inaction On Mislabeled Supplements Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
April 13, 2015 Dold Named Co-Chair of Suburban Anti-Heroin Task Force At Launch Of "Solutions Roundtable Series" Rep. Robert Dold Mundelein, Il
April 10, 2015 Hultgren Highlights Northern Illinois' Progress at Heroin Epidemic Summit in Will County Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
March 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune - Drug Overdose Prevention Group Opens Free Clinic Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 26, 2015 Reed, Durbin Applaud New Initiative to Strike Back at Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Durbin, Reed Applaud New Initiative To Strike Back At Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking Rep. Danny Davis Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Letter to Chairman Ander Crenshaw and Ranking Member Jose E. Serano, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government House Committee on Appropriations: Bipartisan Call to Stop Drug Trafficking Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OxyPro Safety Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
March 17, 2015 Durbin, Feinstein, Blumenthal To FDA: Use Existing Authority To Protect Consumers From Contaminated Dietary Supplement Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2015 Durbin, Public Health Organizations Mark 25th Anniversary Of Smoke-Free Commercial Flights Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 20, 2015 Newsletter: Taking Action Against Drug Abuse Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Feb. 13, 2015 Booker Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce the Smarter Sentencing Act Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2015 Markey Joins Senators to Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Program to Curb Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2015 Durbin Votes To Confirm Michael Botticelli As Director Of The Office Of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Foster Applauds Increased Resources For Naloxone in White House Budget Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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