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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. Chellie Pingree 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. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Chairman Collins' Statement on Mylan Announcement to Expand Rebates for EpiPen® Sen. Susan Collins 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. Susan Collins 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. Angus King Washington, DC
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction Sen. Angus King Bangor, ME
July 25, 2016 The Critical Response We Need: The Senate Takes Action to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 19, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Offers Key Welfare Reforms to Deter Fraud and Abuse Rep. Bruce Poliquin Lewiston, ME
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration - Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Angus King 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. Angus King 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. Angus King Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Important Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Two Provisions Authored by Senator Collins Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 House Passes Critical Opioid Legislation, Moves Bill One Step Closer to Law Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 22, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Town Hall Provides Local Resources for Families, Communities in Fight Against Addiction Rep. Bruce Poliquin Bangor, ME
June 22, 2016 Following Senator Collins' Advocacy, Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Senator Collins Announces Appropriations Committee Approves $261 Million to Combat Opioid Abuse Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information From Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information from Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Susan Collins 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. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Legislation to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 King, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Senator Collins Announces $132 Million to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 King Renews Call for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid and Heroin Addiction Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 House Passes Major Package of Bills to Combat Heroin Epidemic Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 House Passes Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Nurturing and Supporting Healthy Babies Act Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Nation's Opioid Epidemic Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King 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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 King Emphasizes Collaboration in Fight Against Opioid Addiction at Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Annual Meeting Sen. Angus King Freeport, ME
April 29, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Sen. Collins' Opening Statement on "Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Business Model: The Repercussions for Patients and the Health Care System" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Listens to Mainers, Experts at Congressional Field Hearing, Will Continue to Act to Curb Heroin Epidemic Rep. Bruce Poliquin Manchester, NH
April 21, 2016 Senator Collins Announces $132 Million to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 At Maine Pain Symposium, King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care Sen. Angus King Northport, ME
April 11, 2016 Senate Special Committee on Aging Calls Business Meeting to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Valeant CEO Michael Pearson Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Following bipartisan letter signed by Senator Susan Collins, HHS proposes New Federal Rule to Address Opioid Addiction by Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Treatment Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 At Paris Town Hall, King Convenes Opioid Roundtable Focused on Family Members of Those Fighting Addiction Sen. Angus King Paris, ME
March 15, 2016 Cochran Cosponsors Pain Prevention, Treatment Research Bill Sen. Susan Collins Washington, D.C.
March 11, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016 Senate Passes the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cosponsored by Senator Collins Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Prescription Opioid Abuse: One of the Foremost Public Health Challenges Facing Our Nation Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Chairman Collins Leads Hearing on National Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Abuse, Underscores key concerns in recent Collins-led bipartisan letter to Secretary Burwell Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Susan Collins - "Opioid Use Among Seniors: Issues and Emerging Trends" Sen. Susan Collins 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. Angus King Unknown
Feb. 22, 2016 To Combat Opioid Epidemic, King, Colleagues Urge FDA to Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 12, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Announces Bill to Raise Arbitrary Federal Cap Stifling Treatment for People Recovering from Drug Abuse Sen. Angus King Bangor, ME
Feb. 10, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on "Do You Know What Is in Your Suitcase? How Drug Traffickers Are Deceiving Seniors to Smuggle Contraband." Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 King Calls on Top Intelligence Community Officials to Help Cut Off Flow of Heroin Entering United States Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 3, 2016 King Urges CVS Health To Make Overdose-Reversing Drug Available Without A Prescription in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 2, 2016 King Praises President's Increased Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Jan. 27, 2016 King Attends Senate Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Jan. 15, 2016 King, Shaheen Call on Congress to Immediately Pass Emergency Funding Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Dec. 17, 2015 In Letter to President, King Calls for Increased Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Nov. 24, 2015 King Announces Proposal to Create National Mail-Back Drug Program Sen. Angus King Portland, ME
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Senate Passes King-Backed Bill to Prevent Newborn Opioid Dependency Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Oct. 21, 2015 King Welcomes President's Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Oct. 13, 2015 Urging Feds To Block Cuts To Methadone Treatment Payments Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Oct. 5, 2015 King Shines Light on Addiction at Rally on National Mall Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $400,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $400,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Locations for Maine's 2015 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 15, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Locations for Maine's 2015 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2015 Collins, King Announce More than $2.2 Million in Federal Grants to Support Drug-Free Communities Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 11, 2015 Collins, King Announce More than $2.2 Million in Federal Grants to Support Drug-Free Communities Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2015 Pingree Announces over $1 Million in Federal Drug-Free Communities Support Grants for Southern and Midcoast Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Sept. 9, 2015 Pingree-backed bill to address problem of infants struggling with drug Withdrawal Passes U.S. House Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
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. Angus King Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2015 Poliquin Announces Drug-Free Communities Support Program Grants for Maine Coalitions Rep. Bruce Poliquin Unknown
Aug. 25, 2015 At Opioid Abuse Roundtable in Brewer, King Underscores Importance of Federal Action to Combat Drug-Related Health & Safety Crisis Sen. Angus King Brewer, ME
Aug. 18, 2015 Working To Curb Drug Addiction Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Aug. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Pingree Applauds Federal Money to Address Heroin Crisis Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
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. Susan Collins 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. Angus King Washington, DC
July 20, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths Sen. Angus King Unknown
May 5, 2015 Pingree Introduces Bill to Let Consumers Buy Less Expensive Canadian Drugs Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
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. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Ensure Access to All Available Addiction Therapies Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Zohydro ER Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges AG Holder to Establish Drug Take-Back Programs for DoD And VA Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 25, 2013 Lawmakers Seek Relief for Chronically Ill Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
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