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Susan Collins' Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
Dec. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, and the Hon. Charles Schumer - Commit Resources To Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic
Oct. 23, 2017 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2017 Drug Take-Back Day
Aug. 29, 2017 Following Announcement Of National Opioid Emergency, Durbin And Bipartisan Sponsors Of Medicaid Care Act Press Trump To Heed Own Commission's Recommendations And Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
Aug. 20, 2017 ICYMI: From the Bangor Waterfront, Senator Collins Discusses Health Care Reform, Opioid Crisis on MSNBC's "Live With Hallie Jackson"
July 14, 2017 Senator Collins Welcomes Report on Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic
May 17, 2017 Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito, King, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid
May 11, 2017 Collins, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as Opioid Epidemic Increases Their Numbers
May 11, 2017 Collins, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren as Opioid Epidemic Increases Their Numbers
May 5, 2017 Senator Collins Announces More Than $1 Billion to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
April 19, 2017 Senator Collins Announces Maine to Receive More Than $2 Million to Fight the Opioid Crisis
March 21, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on Grandparents to the Rescue: Raising Grandchildren in the Opioid Crisis and Beyond
Nov. 2, 2016 Following Bipartisan Advocacy Led by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, HHS Announces Policy Change to Address Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis
Sept. 6, 2016 Collins, King Announce $2.25 Million in Funding to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse in Maine
Sept. 1, 2016 Collins, King Announce $605,230 in Funding to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic in Maine
Aug. 25, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Chairman Collins' Statement on Mylan Announcement to Expand Rebates for EpiPen®
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage
July 25, 2016 The Critical Response We Need: The Senate Takes Action to Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Two Provisions Authored by Senator Collins
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
June 22, 2016 Following Senator Collins' Advocacy, Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison
June 14, 2016 Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison
June 9, 2016 Senator Collins Announces Appropriations Committee Approves $261 Million to Combat Opioid Abuse
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information from Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information From Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
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
May 24, 2016 Senator Collins Announces $132 Million to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day
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"
April 21, 2016 Senator Collins Announces $132 Million to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
April 11, 2016 Senate Special Committee on Aging Calls Business Meeting to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Valeant CEO Michael Pearson
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
March 15, 2016 Cochran Cosponsors Pain Prevention, Treatment Research Bill
March 10, 2016 Senate Passes the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cosponsored by Senator Collins
March 1, 2016 Prescription Opioid Abuse: One of the Foremost Public Health Challenges Facing Our Nation
March 1, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015--Motion to Proceed
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
Feb. 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Susan Collins - "Opioid Use Among Seniors: Issues and Emerging Trends"
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."
Sept. 28, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $400,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic
Sept. 18, 2015 Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine
Sept. 15, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Locations for Maine's 2015 Drug Take-Back Day
Sept. 11, 2015 Collins, King Announce More than $2.2 Million in Federal Grants to Support Drug-Free Communities
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
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
July 25, 2013 Lawmakers Seek Relief for Chronically Ill Seniors
April 20, 2013 "Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs"
Sept. 19, 2012 Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski and Ranking Member Hutchison
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
June 8, 2012 Letter to Chairman Harkin, Ranking Member Enzi, Chairman Upton, and Ranking Member Waxman
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