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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. Elizabeth Warren 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 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 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 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 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Elizabeth Warren 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. Edward Markey 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. Katherine Clark Unknown
May 18, 2016 Salem Gazette - Mass. Reps Call for Funding to Fight Opioid Addiction Rep. Joseph Kennedy Unknown
May 13, 2016 Tsongas Statement on This Week's Opioid Legislation & New Opioid Webpage Rep. Nicola Tsongas 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 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 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 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
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. 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. 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. 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. Katherine Clark 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 Three MA Bills Included In Heroin Task Force Legislative Agenda Rep. William Keating 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
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
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. 24, 2016 Warren, Capito, Clark and Stivers Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Allow Partial Filling of Opioid Prescriptions Rep. Katherine Clark 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
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. Elizabeth Warren 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. 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. 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. 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. James McGovern Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Richard Neal 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. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Tsongas, Turner, Fudge Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Cut Red Tape for Substance Abuse Treatment Rep. Nicola Tsongas Unknown
Nov. 11, 2015 US Rep. Richard Neal Says Gov. Charlie Baker Has Taken the 'Correct Initiative' With Opioid Proposals Rep. Richard Neal Pittsfield, MA
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Nicola Tsongas Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Richard Neal Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Michael Capuano Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veteran's Affairs - Opioids epidemic Rep. Seth Moulton 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. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Kennedy Statement on Opioid Epidemic Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 New Mass. Opioid Overdose Data Underscores Need for Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Epidemic, Says Senator Markey Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2015 Markey Applauds Governor Baker's Substance Use Legislation Sen. Edward Markey Boston, MA
Oct. 5, 2015 Markey Applauds Historic New Surgeon General Report on Substance Abuse Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 In Recognition Of National Recovery Month Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 McGovern Applauds $393,928 Grant for Worcester to Support Effort to Fight Opioid Crisis Rep. James McGovern Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2015 Five Local Organizations Receive $725,000 to Combat Substance Abuse by Young People Rep. Seth Moulton Washington, DC
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 Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 Clark Bill to Help Opioid-Exposed Infants Passes Unanimously in U.S. House Rep. Katherine Clark Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy Announce $400k In Federal Substance Abuse Grants For Fall River Sen. Elizabeth Warren Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy Announce $400k In Federal Substance Abuse Grants For Fall River Rep. William Keating Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy Announce $400k In Federal Substance Abuse Grants For Fall River Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2015 Warren, Markey, Keating, Kennedy Announce $400k In Federal Substance Abuse Grants For Fall River Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
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. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 31, 2015 Kennedy Opiate Abuse Bill Passes Full Committee Rep. Joseph Kennedy Washington, DC
July 28, 2015 Markey Praises DEA Reinstatement of Prescription Drug Take-Back Days Sen. Edward Markey Washington
July 22, 2015 Markey Calls for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 New CDC Data on Heroin Epidemic Demands Urgent Action Says Senator Markey Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 Markey Commends Governor Baker, AG Healey on Opioid Working Group Recommendations Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
June 17, 2015 Reps. Brooks and Kennedy Lead Effort to Tackle Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemics Rep. Joseph Kennedy Unknown
June 2, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Rep. Stephen Lynch Washington, DC
May 27, 2015 Sens. Paul, Markey Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Heroin and Prescription Drug Addiction Sen. Edward Markey Washington, DC
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