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Date Title Officials Location
March 29, 2017 Schakowsky, Cummings, DeLauro, and Welch Introduce Comprehensive Bill to Address Drug Pricing Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
March 22, 2017 Hearing of the Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Hearing on Examining the Impact of Voluntary Restricted Distribution Systems in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Duckworth, Lake County Task Force Discuss Initiatives to Combat Drug Abuse & Curb Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Jan. 30, 2017 Durbin Hears From Addiction And Mental Health Providers On Impact Of Repealing The ACA Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Surgeon General's Report on Addiction Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Lipinski Helps Pass Life-Saving 21st Century Cures Act Rep. Daniel Lipinski Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Call for Funding to Combat Drug Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Nov. 2, 2016 Hultgren Hosts 14th District Forum on Veterans Treatment Courts Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA - Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Durbin, Markey Call On DEA, Justice Dept To Explain Reduction Of Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2016 Durbin, Schakowsky Call For Congressional Action On Skyrocketing Prescription Drug Costs Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Oct. 5, 2016 Durbin, Senators Praise Dea Decision To Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Richard Durbin Rangeley, ME
Oct. 4, 2016 Letter to Todd Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nouva Pharma - Drug Prices Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2016 Press Release: Foster Hosts Science of Addiction Discussion Rep. Bill Foster Naperville, IL
Sept. 21, 2016 Dixon Police Department Safe Passage Initiative Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House - Calling for Budget Anomalies to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call for Federal Antitrust Review of EpiPen Manufacturer's Alleged Anticompetitive Practices Sen. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Richard Durbin Unknown
Aug. 25, 2016 Schakowsky Statement on Drastic EpiPen Price Increase Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
Aug. 18, 2016 Lipinski Announces Installation of Drop Box for Unwanted Prescription Drugs at Stickney Village Hall Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
Aug. 12, 2016 Raja Proposes National Opioid Safety Fund and Database; Plugs Holes in Bill Recently Passed by Congress Rep. S. Krishnamoorthi Chicago, IL
Aug. 10, 2016 The Journal Star - Rep. Darin LaHood Sees Promise in Heroin Treatment Legislation Passed by Congress Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
Aug. 4, 2016 Hultgren Enlists Advocates, Law Enforcement to Drive Fight against Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 27, 2016 Morris Herald - Kinzinger Holds roundtable in Morris About New Addiction Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Morris, IL
July 25, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement After Opioid Bill Signed Into Law Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 20, 2016 Durbin Discusses Initiatives to Combat Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Rockford, IL
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Stricter Opioid Laws Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Unknown
July 14, 2016 Congress Comes Together to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Durbin: We Need a Forceful Response to the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Passage of Opioid Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Votes to Support Bipartisan Opioid Overdose Reduction Compromise Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
July 8, 2016 Bustos Helps Pass Bipartisan Package of Bills to Address Heroin Epidemic Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Hultgren Praises Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Fight Heroin and Opioid Abuse Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Condemning AstraZeneca for Putting Profits Over People Rep. Janice Schakowsky Unknown
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Durbin Introduces Legislation to Prevent Prescription Opioid Addiction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
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 10, 2016 Durbin Announces New Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Durbin: Senate Committee Approves Study of One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication that Costs Patients & Taxpayers Billions Sen. Richard Durbin 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
May 25, 2016 Why We Need to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Journal Courier - Commentary: Non-Discriminant Killer Needs Unified Response Rep. Darin LaHood Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of the Dept. of Health and Human Services - Conduct Study to Determine Amount of Federak Waste From One-Size-Fits-All Drug Vials Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Foster Introduces Medicaid CARE Act to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid Sen. Tammy Duckworth 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 17, 2016 Rep. Lipinski Helps Pass Legislation to Confront Opioid Abuse Crisis Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 17, 2016 Congressman Adam Kinzinger Appointed as House Conferee for Opioid Legislation Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
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 Sen. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 13, 2016 Foster Hosts Tele-Town Hall Discussion on Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Bill Foster Aurora, IL
May 12, 2016 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. Darin LaHood 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 12, 2016 The Faces of Opioid Abuse Demand A Solution Rep. Randall Hultgren 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 Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2016 Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Cheri Bustos 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 10, 2016 Combating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Rodney Davis 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 Sen. Tammy Duckworth 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. Janice Schakowsky 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 Rep. Darin LaHood Announces Round Table Forums To Address Opioid/Heroin Epidemic Rep. Darin LaHood Peoria, IL
April 28, 2016 Grassley-Durbin Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expands Bipartisan Support Sen. Richard Durbin 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. Tammy Duckworth 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
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 9, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Foster, Baldwin Introduce Legislation To Support Regenerative Medicine Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Richard Durbin 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. 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 Durbin Applauds Public and Private Sector Commitment to Combating Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Richard Durbin 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
Feb. 2, 2016 Foster Applauds White House Efforts To Increase Resources For Opioid Abuse, Calls On Congress To Act Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 Foster Responds To The State Of The Union Rep. Bill Foster Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2016 House Passes "Ounce of Prevention" to Protect Kids Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Faces of Addiction Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
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