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Lamar Alexander's Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (TN) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
March 21, 2017 Alexander: Congress Owes Patients and Their Families a Prompt, Bipartisan Reauthorization of FDA User Fees
Dec. 10, 2016 Alexander: Senate Funds New 21st Century Cures Law, Cancer Moonshot, $500 Million in State Grants "to Boost Front Lines in Opioid Fight"
Nov. 18, 2016 Alexander Statement on FDA's Decision to Delay Making Final Guidance on Lab-Developed Tests
Sept. 22, 2016 Alexander: New Federal Funding Gives Tennessee Law Enforcement "the Tools They Need" in the "Fight Against the Methamphetamine Epidemic"
Sept. 20, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Opening Statement on "Laboratory Testing in the Era of Precision Medicine"
Aug. 31, 2016 Alexander: Tennessee Awarded $1 Million in Federal Grants to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse
Aug. 31, 2016 Alexander: Tennessee Awarded $1 Million in Federal Grants to Help Prevent Opioid Abuse
Aug. 29, 2016 Alexander Tells Jefferson City Rotary, College Students: Just Look Around the Room to See What's Right with America
July 25, 2016 Alexander: New Law Gives Tennessee Boost on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic
July 14, 2016 Warren, Capito, Alexander, Bennet, Clark, Stivers Applaud Incorporation of Reducing Unused Medications Act in Final Passage of Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
July 14, 2016 Tennessee Gets Federal Boost to Fight Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Alexander: Bill Headed to President's Desk "Will Give Substantial Boost to Those Fighting on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic"
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"
July 7, 2016 Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces the Implementation of His Bill H.R. 4499, the Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act
July 7, 2016 House-Senate Opioid Conference Report Finalized
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Obama Administration Takes "East Tennessee Common Sense Advice," Will Remove Pain Management Questions from Medicare Payment Calculations
July 6, 2016 Alexander: Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots
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"
July 6, 2016 Johnson, Mooney and Alexander Praise Administration Plan to Remove Pain Management Measures from Medicare Payment Calculations
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
May 4, 2016 Alexander: Senate Bill to Spur Treatments, Cures for Patients Would Be "Most Important Legislation This Year"
April 21, 2016 Alexander: Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Legislation that Will Help Tennessee Fight Crime, Build Infrastructure, Clean Up Meth Labs
March 10, 2016 Alexander: Senate Takes Important Step to Address Epidemic Claiming More Than 1,000 Tennesseans' Lives Each Year
Dec. 8, 2015 Alexander: "More Than 1,000 Tennesseans Die Each Year" From Opioid Abuse--"Nation Must Act to Combat this Growing Epidemic"
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
Nov. 19, 2015 Nomination of Dr. Robert Califf
Oct. 28, 2015 Letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs - Halt Harmful Opioid Rule
Oct. 22, 2015 Alexander: Senate Passes Bill To Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse
Oct. 21, 2015 Alexander Commends Health Secretary Burwell for Listening to Knoxville-Area Concerns about Epidemic of Painkiller Abuse
Sept. 30, 2015 Alexander: Senate Advances Bill That Would Address Tennessee's Tenfold Increase in Infants Born Addicted to Drugs
Sept. 9, 2015 Manchin, Kaine, Warner Call for Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin
Sept. 4, 2015 Alexander: Tennessee to Get "Big Boost" in Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Affecting About 5 Percent of Tennesseans
Aug. 4, 2015 Letter to Members of the Senate - Join Effort to Provide Life-Saving Treatment to Epilepsy Patients
Feb. 5, 2015 Alexander Statement on Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Stepping Down from the FDA
Feb. 3, 2015 Alexander, Murray Announce Initiative to Examine Drug, Device Development and Review Process
Nov. 24, 2014 Harkin, Alexander: One Year Anniversary of Major HELP Committee Legislation to Better Secure the Nation's Drug Supply
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
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
Feb. 5, 2014 GOP Senate, House Lawmaker Inquiry Reveals Weak Administration Oversight of Drug Discount Program for Uninsured, Low-Income Americans
Aug. 12, 2013 Alexander: Recall of Tainted Compounded Drugs in Texas Confirms "Congress Must Act Soon to Prevent Another Health Crisis"
Aug. 7, 2013 GAO Report Confirms: Clear Authority Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Drug Compounding
May 15, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply
April 26, 2013 Harkin, Alexander, Franken, Roberts Release Draft Bill to Make Clear Oversight Responsibilities for Pharmaceutical Compounding, Ensure Safety for Consumers
Oct. 12, 2012 Corker, Alexander Ask FDA for Clarity on Oversight of Massachusetts Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
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
May 10, 2012 Combating Prescription Drug Abuse
May 10, 2012 Continuing the Fight Against the Meth Epidemic
May 10, 2012 Seeking to Improve the Safety of Children's Medication and Medical Devices
April 23, 2012 Alexander Praises Funding for Meth Cleanup Program That Will "Help States Win the Fight Against the Meth Epidemic"
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