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July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration- Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills Sen. Amy Klobuchar 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. Al Franken 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. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 On Day Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Passes Senate, Klobuchar Introduces New Bill to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Before Prescribing Powerful Painkillers Sen. Amy Klobuchar 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. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Ayotte, Whitehouse, Portman, Klobuchar Cheer Final Passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar 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. Al Franken Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Paulsen Backs Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Kline Supports Bipartisan Agreement to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
June 29, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees - Urge Comprehensive Approach in Congressional Opioid Abuse Bill Negotiation Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 28, 2016 Letter to House and Senate Conferees- Authors of Bipartisan Senate Addiction Bill Call on Conferees to Adopt Comprehensive Approach Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Klobuchar Statement on Inspector General's Report on Opioids Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Twin Cities Pioneer Press - Klobuchar, Botticelli: Missed Opportunities to Save Lives in Fight Against Opioid Addiction Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 3, 2016 MPR - Prince's Death Another Loss in a Decades-Long Opioid Overdose Epidemic Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
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. Al Franken Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Park Rapids Enterprise - Congress to Address Epidemic Opiate, Heroin Abuse on a National Level Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar 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. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 KVRR - Mother Using Daughter's Death to Fight Opiate Addiction Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget- Demanding Justice for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Shaun Donovan, Director, Office of Management and Budget- Demanding Justice for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Rep. Nolan Votes for Legislation to Address the Opioid Epidemic Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 11, 2016 Opioid Task Force Bill Passes 412-4 with Nolan Amendment to Include Active Duty Soldiers and Military Veterans Rep. Rick Nolan Unknown
May 11, 2016 House Passes Bill to Strengthen Protections Against Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
May 7, 2016 Northlands News Center - Sen. Klobuchar Addresses Growing Heroin and Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
April 28, 2016 Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Heroin Roundtable Hosted by Senator Klobuchar Held in Moorhead Sen. Amy Klobuchar Moorhead, MN
April 1, 2016 In Forum - Klobuchar Says Region, Nation Face Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Moorhead, MN
April 1, 2016 In Forum - Klobuchar Says Region, Nation Face Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
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. Al Franken 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. Keith Ellison 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 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. John Kline Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Klobuchar-Sponsored Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Passes Senate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Sen. Whitehouse Supporting Bill to Improve Treatment for Pregnant Women and Moms with Substance Use Disorders Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Urge for FTC to Investigate Antitrust Violations Connected to IV Solution Shortages Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 22, 2015 SALTS Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 13, 2015 Star Tribune - Klobuchar, Paulsen Unite Against Young People's Drug Use Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 16, 2015 Our View: Senators Deserve Praise for Bipartisan Fight Against Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 14, 2015 Feinstein, Senators Renew Efforts to Fight Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 14, 2015 Grassley, Klobuchar, Graham, Feinstein Renew Efforts to Fight Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Feb. 6, 2015 Rep. Peterson's Newsletter 2/6/2015 Rep. Collin Peterson Unknown
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Opioid Abuse Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - More Needs to be Done to Address Heroin Epidemic Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 2, 2014 Senators Host Bipartisan Forum on "Collateral Consequences" of Addiction Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Urging Release of Data on Pay-for-Delay Settlements Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Klobuchar, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Recovering Addicts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 At Bipartisan Forum on Women and Addiction, Klobuchar Highlights Critical Tools in Fight Against Substance Abuse Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Bipartisan Forum in U.S. Capitol Highlights Issues Facing Women Struggling with Addiction Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 8, 2014 Klobuchar, McCain Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Prescription Drugs Costs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 4, 2014 Ayotte, Klobuchar Call for National Drug Take-Back Week and Heroin Abuse Awareness Month Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 15, 2014 Klobuchar Continues Push to Fight Prescription Drug, Heroin Abuse Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 At Clinton Foundation Forum, Klobuchar Highlights Successful Tools in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 1, 2014 Klobuchar Presses DEA to Take Action to Fight Growing Heroin Epidemic, Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 1, 2014 During Forum on Drug Abuse, Klobuchar Joins Minnesota Law Enforcement to Highlight Minnesota's Efforts to Fight Heroin Epidemic, Support Drug Courts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 14, 2014 Klobuchar, Heitkamp in Mexico to Discuss Joint Efforts to Fight Sex Trafficking, Heroin Epidemic Sen. Amy Klobuchar Mexico City, Mexico
April 10, 2014 Time - The Rise of Fake Pot Sen. Amy Klobuchar Amarillo, TX
April 4, 2014 Klobuchar: FDA Approval of Drug to Reverse Heroin Overdoses is Important Step in Effort to Save Lives Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 2, 2014 Klobuchar Presses DEA to Immediately Implement Law to Help Curb Prescription Abuse, Combat Growing Heroin Epidemic Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 1, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014 Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 17, 2014 Klobuchar Bipartisan Resolution Designating National Youth Synthetic Drug Awareness Week Passes House Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2014 Klobuchar Leads Roundtable Discussion to Highlight Efforts to Combat Heroin Use in Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 10, 2014 After Klobuchar Passes Legislation to Fight Drug Shortages, FDA Reports It Prevented At Least 140 Shortages in 2013, Helped Reduce Number of New Shortages by Over 65% Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 13, 2013 Rep. Ellison Introduces Personal Drug Importation Fairness Act Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 Leahy Leads Coalition of Lawmakers in Welcoming the FDA's Release of Proposed Rules To Protect Consumers Using Generic Drugs Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2013 Klobuchar Highlights Her Work to Fight Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 Hearing Highlights Sen. Franken's Bipartisan Bill to End Practice that Drives Up Seniors' Drug Costs Sen. Al Franken Unknown
July 18, 2013 Klobuchar, Graham, Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Help Fight New Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 29, 2013 Sen. Franken Pleased That FDA is Working to Address Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
May 3, 2013 Letter to Mary Jane Helenek, President and CEO of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Michael Ball, CEO of Hospira Inc., and John Ducker, President and CEO of APP Pharmaceuticals - End Shortage of Critical Drugs Used to Treat Infants in Intensive Care Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Keith Ellison Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Betty McCollum Unknown
Feb. 5, 2013 Klobuchar, Grassley Reintroduce Legislation to Crack Down on Anti-Competitive Pay-for-Delay Deals Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Hutchison Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 11, 2012 Park Rapids Enterprise - Synthetic Drug Ban Good News Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
July 9, 2012 Klobuchar's Bipartisan Provisions Banning Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Signed Into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
July 9, 2012 WDIO.com - Bill Containing Klobuchar Synthetic Drug Language Signed Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
July 9, 2012 Inforum - Obama Signs Bill to Ban Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar St. Paul, MN
June 26, 2012 KEYC.TV - Drug Bill Passes Senate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
June 26, 2012 Klobuchar's Bipartisan Provisions Banning Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Headed to President's Desk to be Signed Into Law Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 15, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Tom Harkin, Chairman on the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Honorable Michael B. Enzi, Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Honorable Henry A. Waxman Ranking Member Committee on Energy and Commerce Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 8, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Chairman Upton, and Ranking Member Waxman Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
June 8, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Chairman Upton, and Ranking Member Waxman Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
May 30, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Reform Act Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
May 30, 2012 Food and Drug Administration Reform Act Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
May 24, 2012 Klobuchar's Bipartisan Amendment to Ban Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Passes Senate Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 21, 2012 Klobuchar Calls on Senate Colleagues to Swiftly Pass Legislation to Prevent Critical Drug Shortages Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
April 25, 2012 Klobuchar's Bipartisan Provisions to Prevent Drug Shortages, Boost Medical Device Innovation Clear Senate Committee Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 26, 2012 Rochester Post Bulletin - Feds Serious on Halting Synthetic Drug Trafficking Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
March 7, 2012 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Sen. Al Franken Hartford, CT
Feb. 21, 2012 Klobuchar: Shortage of Critical Childhood Cancer Drug Averted, Calls on Congress to Pass Drug Shortage Legislation to Help Prevent Future Shortages Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2012 Klobuchar, Grassley, Schumer Urge Passage of Bipartisan Synthetic Drug Bills Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
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