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July 27, 2016 An Update on the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Rep. David Roe Unknown
July 25, 2016 Alexander: New Law Gives Tennessee Boost on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Tennessee Gets Federal Boost to Fight Opioid Epidemic Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Alexander: Bill Headed to President's Desk "Will Give Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Alexander: House Passage of Conference Report "Puts Us One Step Closer to Providing a Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 House Approves Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse Rep. David Roe 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. Stephen Cohen Unknown
July 7, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces the Implementation of His Bill H.R. 4499, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 7, 2016 House-Senate Opioid Conference Report Finalized Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander Urges Senate, House, and White House to Support Opioid Conference Report, Provide "Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Obama Administration Takes "East Tennessee Common Sense Advice," Will Remove Pain Management Questions from Medicare Payment Calculations Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Johnson, Mooney and Alexander Praise Administration Plan to Remove Pain Management Measures from Medicare Payment Calculations Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
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 Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Stephen Cohen 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. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 The Dui Reporting Act Rep. Stephen Cohen 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. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Regarding the Dui Reporting Act Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Congressman Cohen Named to Conference Committee on Opioid Package Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Rep. Black Makes Heartfelt Remarks on Opioid Crisis, Praises Work of Local Anti-Drug Coalition Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Bera, Roe Applaud Bipartisan Passage of Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse Through Safe Prescription Drug Disposal Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016 Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Addiction Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Opioid Bills Rep. Diane Black Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Marijuana V. Heroin Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
May 10, 2016 Fleischmann Offers Resource Guide for Opioid Epidemic Rep. Charles Fleischmann 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 Cohen Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Alexander: Senate Bill to Spur Treatments, Cures for Patients Would Be "Most Important Legislation This Year" Sen. Lamar Alexander Kingsport, TN
April 27, 2016 Bringing the Fight Against Opioid Abuse to Congress Rep. David Roe 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. Diane Black 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. David Roe Washington, DC
April 21, 2016 Alexander: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Legislation that Will Help Tennessee Fight Crime, Build Infrastructure, Clean Up Meth Labs Sen. Lamar Alexander 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. Stephen Cohen 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. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Corker Statement on Passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Robert Corker Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Alexander: Senate Takes Important Step to Address Epidemic Claiming More Than 1,000 Tennesseans' Lives Each Year Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Dec. 8, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Alexander, Hearing on Opioid Abuse in America: Facing the Epidemic and Examining Solutions Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Alexander: "More Than 1,000 Tennesseans Die Each Year" From Opioid Abuse--"Nation Must Act to Combat this Growing Epidemic" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers Rep. John Duncan Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, D.C.
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2015 Alexander: Senate Passes Bill To Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2015 Weekly Columns: Opioid Abuse is a Threat to Public Health & Must be Addressed Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2015 Cohen: Release of 6,000 Drug Offenders Brings Justice to Americans Serving Needlessly Long Sentences Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2015 Alexander: Senate Advances Bill That Would Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2015 Manchin, Kaine, Warner Call for Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 4, 2015 Alexander: Tennessee to Get "Big Boost" in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Affecting About 5 Percent of Tennesseans Sen. Lamar Alexander Knoxville, TN
May 21, 2015 Roe, Bera Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fund Prescription Drug Disposal Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Bera, Roe Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fund Prescription Drug Disposal Rep. David Roe Unknown
May 8, 2015 Enewsletter: Reducing Infant Mortality in Memphis Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
April 21, 2015 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 More for the Bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess: House Approves Key Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 21, 2015 More for the Bipartisan #RecordOfSuccess: House Approves Key Bill to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 3, 2015 Enewsletter: Remembering the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
March 27, 2015 Enewsletter: Securing Half a Billion Federal Dollars for Tennessee Hospitals Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Feb. 27, 2015 Enewsletter: Protecting the Sanctity of the House Chamber Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Feb. 20, 2015 Cohen Calls on Attorney General to Reschedule Marijuana Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Feb. 18, 2015 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Marijuana Reclassification Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Feb. 5, 2015 Alexander Statement on Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Stepping Down from the FDA Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Alexander, Murray Announce Initiative to Examine Drug, Device Development and Review Process Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2014 Cohen Reacts to Presidential Commutation of Non-Violent Memphian's Unjustly Long Prison Sentence Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Nov. 24, 2014 Harkin, Alexander: One Year Anniversary of Major HELP Committee Legislation to Better Secure the Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2014 Reps. Blackburn, Marino, Chu, and Welch Applaud Senate Introduction of Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2014 Newsletter: Defending the President Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
July 29, 2014 House Approves Blackburn Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Committee's #RecordofSuccess Grows With Three More Bipartisan Bills Passed By the House Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 22, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - Committee Presses FDA for Documents On Trial Lawyers' Role in Proposed Changes to Generic Drug Labeling Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 With Abuse and Overdose Rates at an All-Time High, Harkin and Alexander Announce the HELP Committee Prescription Drug Abuse Working Group Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 US News - A Threat to Affordable Medicine Rep. Marsha Blackburn Unknown
March 10, 2014 Marino & Blackburn Commend Justice Department Goal of Fighting the Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis; Urge DOJ to Increase Collaboration and Dialogue with Supply Chain Stakeholders Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
March 5, 2014 Cohen Calls Out Federal Marijuana Policy That Unfairly Impact Minority Communities Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2014 FOX "The O'Reilly Factor" - Transcript: Marijuana Research Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Feb. 12, 2014 Letter to Maragret A. Hamburg, MD, Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration - Push for FDA Accountability on its Approval of Powerful Pure Hydrocodone Product Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2014 Cohen Introduces Bill to Give Drug Czar Freedom to Reform "Ludicrous" Marijuana Policies Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Feb. 5, 2014 GOP Senate, House Lawmaker Inquiry Reveals Weak Administration Oversight of Drug Discount Program for Uninsured, Low-Income Americans Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2013 President Obama on the Right Track, But Can and Should Do More to Bring Fairness to Our Justice System Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Sept. 13, 2013 Cohen Announces More Than $1.5 Million for University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis Rep. Stephen Cohen Memphis, TN
Aug. 16, 2013 Newletter - A Smarter Approach to Prosecuting Non-Violent Drug Offenses and Reducing Racial Disparities Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
Aug. 12, 2013 Alexander: Recall of Tainted Compounded Drugs in Texas Confirms "Congress Must Act Soon to Prevent Another Health Crisis" Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2013 GAO Report Confirms: Clear Authority Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Drug Compounding Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 15, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Stephen Cohen Unknown
March 5, 2013 Cohen Statement on Former DEA Heads Asking President to Nullify Marijuana Laws in Colorado, Washington Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
Nov. 1, 2012 Wyden, Roe Seek Justice Department Investigation into Pseudoephedrine Tracking Program Rep. David Roe Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2012 Corker, Alexander Ask FDA for Clarity on Oversight of Massachusetts Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Sen. Robert Corker Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2012 Corker, Alexander Ask FDA for Clarity on Oversight of Massachusetts Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
June 19, 2012 Cohen Announces $457K for Research at University of Memphis Rep. Stephen Cohen Washington, DC
June 12, 2012 Letter to Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy &Commerce, Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor &Pensions, and Henry A. Waxman, Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Michael B. Enzi, Ranking Member of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Rep. Jim Cooper Washington, DC
June 5, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Combat Rising Rates of Prescription Drug Abuse Among Pregnant Women Sen. Lamar Alexander Washington, DC
May 10, 2012 Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
May 10, 2012 Continuing the Fight Against the Meth Epidemic Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
May 10, 2012 Seeking to Improve the Safety of Children's Medication and Medical Devices Sen. Lamar Alexander Unknown
May 4, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Holder and Secretary Sebelius Rep. Marsha Blackburn Washington, DC
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