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May 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, and the Honorable Thad Cochran and Patrick Leahy, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee - Increase Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Sen. Al Franken Unknown
May 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Fully Fund Office of National Drug Control Policy Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
April 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, and the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Funding for Opioid Crisis and Medical Research Sen. Al Franken Unknown
March 30, 2017 Portman, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Require Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Before Prescribing Powerful Painkillers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 29, 2017 As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Klobuchar and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Save and Protect Recovering Opioid Addicts Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
March 3, 2017 Senators Re-Introduce LifeBOAT Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2017 CNN - Stop trafficking of synthetic heroin through the mail Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Feb. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Spencer Williamson, President and CEO of Kaleo Pharmaceuticals - Demanding Answers to Recent Naloxone Price Spike Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission - European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Portman, Klobuchar, Rubio, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Address Overdose Spike From Synthetic Opioids Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Permit Safe Importation of Prescription Drugs from Canada Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Opioid Crisis Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Fighting the Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump - Healthcare Repeal and the Opioid Crisis Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Grassley on Bipartisan Legislation to Help Fight Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2017 Klobuchar and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Help Fight Synthetic Drugs Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg - Regarding Query on Enforcement Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2017 After Klobuchar, Stanek Efforts, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to Receive Replacement Narcan Applicators Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 Letter to Teleflex CEO, Benson Smith - Take Immediate Action to Ensure Its Equipment Functions Properly Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2016 Grassley Continues Push to Combat Rising Drug Prices Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General and the Hon. Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, DEA - Efforts Against Wholesale Opioid Distributors Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Betty McCollum Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President, International Narcotics Control Board - Take Action to Regulate Fentanyl Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Expanded Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage to Combat Opioid Crisis Rep. Collin Peterson Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to Mr. Werner Sipp, President of the Intl. Narcotics Control Board - Call on UN to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County Rep. Tom Emmer Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Oct. 12, 2016 Klobuchar, Franken, Emmer Announce Nearly $650,000 for Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court in Anoka County Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2016 King, Colleagues Praise DEA Decision to Lower Opioid Quotas Sen. Amy Klobuchar Rangeley, ME
Sept. 22, 2016 Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
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 Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 ObamaCare Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Al Franken Unknown
Aug. 30, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Ms. Heather Bresch, Chief Executive Officer of Mylan - Concerns About Mylan's EpiPen Price HIke Rep. Erik Paulsen Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Account for Any Alternatives to the EpiPen Amid Product Cost Increase Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
Aug. 4, 2016 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Request Update on DEA Efforts to Monitor Controlled Substances Prescribers Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Al Franken Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Urging CMS to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Coverage Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
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 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016--Conference Report 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 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 8, 2016 Paulsen Backs Legislation to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Erik Paulsen 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 Park Rapids Enterprise - Congress to Address Epidemic Opiate, Heroin Abuse on a National Level 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
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act Sen. Amy Klobuchar Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin 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 12, 2016 Opioid Addiction Rep. Keith Ellison Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Establishing Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Rep. Rick Nolan Washington, DC
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 7, 2016 Northlands News Center - Sen. Klobuchar Addresses Growing Heroin and Opioid Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar Unknown
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
April 1, 2016 Heroin Roundtable Hosted by Senator Klobuchar Held in Moorhead Sen. Amy Klobuchar Moorhead, MN
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 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 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 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
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