October 20th, 2022
Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said the state should fund the distribution of an overdose reversal medication to help curb the growing number of opioid-related deaths.
March 9th, 2022
I recently introduced an amendment to the Postal Reform Act that would bar the Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) from granting package security waivers to Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran in an...
February 21st, 2022
Texas and entities in the settlement will receive the money, which will principally go toward opioid overdose treatment, prevention and education, over the next 18 years.
October 27th, 2021
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a $290 million settlement agreement Tuesday with pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson over what the state claims were deceptive marketing tactics that contributed to the...
August 12th, 2021
Drug Enforcement Administration agents seized 27 trailer loads of opiates from a Woodfield Pharma distribution center. Investigators believe the company lost tens of millions of opiate doses over the past three years.
February 18th, 2021
I recently joined America’s Newsroom on Fox News with anchors Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino to discuss President Biden's decision to reverse a policy under President Trump that would make a drug that treats opioid addiction...
September 20th, 2018
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and I released the following statements after our Substance Abuse Prevention Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize drug abuse programs, passed as a part of The...
October 14th, 2022
Opioids like fentanyl have claimed the lives of our family members, friends, and neighbors at alarming rates across the country. Confronting the ongoing opioid epidemic requires us to act on multiple fronts.
March 3rd, 2022
To help patients and their families, we need to recognize and stop policies that worsen despair and disconnection, and get back to working together to strengthen American communities.
November 11th, 2021
By closing a loophole in drug regulations, this legislation would help stop companies from distributing opioids under false pretenses and fueling this epidemic.
October 26th, 2021
This legislation works to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals in incarceration and would create a new grant program within the Department of Justice for state and local governments to provide...
April 30th, 2021
After asking President Biden to change his misguided policy, I’m grateful that the President has agreed to expand access to a proven opioid addiction treatment.
August 19th, 2019
Under the law, prescriptions for acute pain – such as immediately after surgery or injury – can’t exceed 10 days and can’t include any refills.
September 13th, 2018
Yesterday on the floor, I spoke ahead of the Senate’s vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 to highlight my legislation which would reauthorize programs that help reduce the demand of drugs and to discuss...