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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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
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. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senators Markey and Rubio Introduce Resolution Calling for Cooperation to Stop Trafficking of Illicit Fentanyl from Overseas Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senator Markey Introduces Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers Sen. Edward Markey 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation Sen. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report-- Sen. Edward Markey 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. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Markey Statement on Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 12, 2016 Senators Markey and Paul Praise Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Clark Bills Incorporated in Passage of Congress' Opioid Reform Package Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Senator Markey Seeks Information About Impact of Opioids on Women Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the GAO- Moulton Advocates for Better Bipartisan Oversight of National Addiction Services Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the GAO- Moulton Advocates for Better Bipartisan Oversight of National Addiction Services Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the GAO- Moulton Advocates for Better Bipartisan Oversight of National Addiction Services Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the GAO- Moulton Advocates for Better Bipartisan Oversight of National Addiction Services Rep. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Markey Statement on Federal, Congressional Efforts to Combat Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 McGovern Applauds Obama Administration Call for $1.1 Billion in New Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
June 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, United States Department of Justice- Investigate Purdue Pharma, L.P. Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration- Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, and The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration- Requesting Update on Federal Marijuana Rescheduling Decision Sen. Elizabeth Warren 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. William Keating 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. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Mr. Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, U.S. Government Accountability Office- Review Sober Living Home Federal and State Oversight Sen. Elizabeth Warren 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission- Prevent the Spread of False Information About OxyContin Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Salem Gazette - Mass. Reps Call for Funding to Fight Opioid Addiction Rep. James McGovern Unknown
May 18, 2016 Salem Gazette - Mass. Reps Call for Funding to Fight Opioid Addiction Rep. Joseph Kennedy Unknown
May 18, 2016 Salem Gazette - Mass. Reps Call for Funding to Fight Opioid Addiction Rep. Katherine Clark Unknown
May 13, 2016 Tsongas Statement on This Week's Opioid Legislation & New Opioid Webpage Rep. Nicola Tsongas Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Stivers and Clark Legislation to Combat Opiate Epidemic Passes House Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Kennedy Joins House Coalition Pushing for Opioid Response Funding Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Members from Areas Hard Hit by Drug Crisis Introduce Bill to Provide More Than $1 Billion to Combat Epidemic Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Clark Passes Opioid Crisis Bills With Unanimous Support of House Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Kennedy, Brooks Opioid Bill to Update Best Practices for Prescribers Passes House Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Providing for Consideration of H.R. Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016 Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Lali's Law Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Nation's Opioid Epidemic Rep. Richard Neal Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Nation's Opioid Epidemic Rep. Katherine Clark 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. William Keating 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. Stephen Lynch 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. James McGovern 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. Nicola Tsongas 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. Katherine Clark 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. Richard Neal 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. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Committee Advances 12 Bills to Address Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Clark Unveils Bill to Help Prescribers Navigate Opioid Treatment, Addiction Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - On the System and Process for Ensuring Safety of Opioid Painkillers Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Three MA Bills Included In Heroin Task Force Legislative Agenda Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Markey Commends Obama Administration Efforts to Expand Treatment and Education for Opioid Addiction Sen. Edward Markey Atlanta, GA
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 Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Kay Granger, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber of the House Appropriations Committee - House Members Urge Full Funding of President Obama's Colombia Aid Reques Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Importance of Public Health-Centered Approach to International Drug Policy Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Senators Markey and Paul Legislation to Expand Opioid Treatment Passes Key Senate Health Committee Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Senators Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Patient Access to Mental Health Coverage Required by Law Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2015 Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 7, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Warren, Capito, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Markey: Until There is Reform At FDA, the Opioid Addiction and Overdose Crisis Will Continue Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Warren, Capito, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Markey, Senate Democrats Demand Passage Of Emergency Funding To Tackle Prescription Opioid And Heroin Crisis Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2016 Letter to Dr. Thomas Friedan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Finalize Opioid Prescription Guidelines and Help Tackle Opioid Epidemic Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2016 Markey on New FDA Opioids Action Plan: Not Enough to Protect Americans from Prescription Opioid Epidemic Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Warren: Fix Rigged Justice System, Reject GOP Proposals to Shield Corporate Criminals From Prosecution Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 McGovern Applauds $1.1 Billion in President Obama's Budget to Address the Opioid Epidemic Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Markey: Smart Funding from Obama Administration for Treatment of Prescription Drug and Heroin Addiction Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2016 Senator Markey Announces Hold on FDA Chief Nominee Citing Concerns with Agency's Failures on Opioid Painkiller Approvals Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Sen. Edward Markey Washington, D.C.
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to FDA - Urge to Reconsider Decision on Oxycontin Use by Children Rep. Nicola Tsongas Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, D.C.
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research Sen. Edward Markey Washington, D.C.
Dec. 21, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Adminstrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Medical Marijuana Research Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, D.C.
Dec. 18, 2015 Markey Statement on Senate Passage of Omnibus and Tax Legislation Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Richard Neal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Tsongas, Turner, Fudge Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Red Tape for Substance Abuse Treatment Rep. Nicola Tsongas Unknown
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