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Brian Higgins' Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 26, Democratic
Date Title
April 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump, President of the United States - Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Nov. 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate - Call for Funding to Combat Drug Epidemic
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
July 6, 2016 Higgins Announces New Federal Policy Expanding Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Medication
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
May 12, 2016 Higgins Recognizes House Action on Opioid Related Bills as Good First Step in Addressing the National Epidemic
May 11, 2016 Breaking Addiction to Opioids
May 10, 2016 Congressman Higgins Heads Back to Washington, D.C. as House Prepares to Consider Opioid Related Legislation
April 21, 2016 Congressman Higgins Part of Bipartisan Task Force Outlining Agenda to Address Opioid Epidemic
April 14, 2016 Support the TREAT Act
March 29, 2016 Higgins Welcomes New Proposed Federal Rule Expanding Opioid Addiction Treatment
Jan. 12, 2016 End the Over-Prescription of Pain Killers
Dec. 22, 2015 Higgins Says New CDC Guideline on Opioid Prescriptions Is Important Step in Fighting the Epidemic
Nov. 20, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - We Need Doctors to Prescribe Safer Painkillers
Oct. 7, 2015 TREAT Act
Sept. 18, 2015 Higgins, Tonko, Hanna & Katko Applaud HHS Announcement of Revised Regulations for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
June 1, 2015 Higgins Introduces Treat Act to Combat Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic
Feb. 27, 2015 $8 Million to Combat Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Among Adults Statewide
Oct. 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General - Allow Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana Treatments in New York
March 18, 2014 A.G. Schneiderman, Congressman Higgins, and I-STOP Allies Call on the Federal Government to Rescind FDA Approval of Dangerous Opiod Zohydro ER
Feb. 28, 2014 Higgins Reports Progress on Efforts to Change the Way Addictive Painkillers are Prescribed
Jan. 31, 2013 Higgins Says Testimony by WNY Families Moved FDA Panel to Recommend Changes in the Way Addictive Painkillers are Prescribed
July 12, 2012 New York State's I-Stop Law
May 31, 2012 Letter to Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services - Insurance Policies and Oral Chemotherapy Medications
May 8, 2012 Prescription Drug Abuse
Jan. 31, 2012 Reps. Grimm, Higgins Lead Push to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse in New York
Oct. 24, 2011 Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse
Oct. 5, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
June 22, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
Jan. 20, 2011 Letter to Dr. Donald Berwick, Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Jan. 19, 2011 Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins on Health Care Repeal Vote
May 12, 2009 Congressman Higgins Introduces the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act
Oct. 15, 2007 Higgins Says Failure to Negotiate Drug Prices Costing U.S. Seniors and Taxpayers Billions Each Year
March 17, 2005 Congressman Brian Higgins Releases Opening Statement on Hearing on Steroids in Baseball
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