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  • ICYMI: Multi-Pronged Approach Needed in Opioid Fight
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    Multi-Pronged Approach Needed in Opioid Fight By Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Tim Walberg October 31, 2017 Morning Consult The opioid crisis is one that truly knows no bounds. It affects so many of us in different and profound ways. Whether it’s a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, or a family member. Most of us know someone hurt or hurting. The numbers are truly startling: 91 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose and our home state of Michigan has more annual opioid prescriptions than people... Read more

  • Upton PSA: Tomorrow is Prescription Drug Takeback Day
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following public service announcement encouraging residents of Michigan’s Sixth Congressional District to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28. The service provides an opportunity for citizens to safely and securely dispose of their expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs at an authorized disposal site in their community. Since the National Take Back Day began, more than 450 tons of unused ... Read more

  • Upton Applauds Administration Declaring Nationwide Public Health Emergency to Address the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after attending the bipartisan White House announcement that the Trump Administration would declare a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis: “I want to applaud the Trump Administration for taking decisive action to address the threat the opioid crisis poses. This fight is personal to me: It has hit home even in my own extended family. It has torn through families, neighborhoods, and communities b... Read more

  • Upton Set to Participate in Full Committee Hearing on the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, tomorrow is to participate in a full Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled, “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.” Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) are all expected to testify. The hearing is ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Upton Talks Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a bipartisan “Member Day” on the opioid crisis. The bipartisan Member Day allowed representatives both on and off the committee to testify about the opioid epidemic, share local and personal stories, and highlight potential legislative solutions. Learn more about Upton’s work on this important issue here: Upton.house.gov/opioids. **Click HERE to watch** Upton’s full remarks as prepared c... Read more

  • Upton, Committee Advance Critical Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and his colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently advanced 10 pieces of legislation including H.R. ___, the HEALTHY KIDS Act. This legislation would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through Fiscal Year 2022. The Committee also cleared legislation that would extend funding and make improvements for Community Health Centers. “The HEALTHY Kids Act is an important public health bill that keeps our promise to th... Read more

  • Upton Wraps Up August District Work Period
    Posted in Press Releases on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, wrapped up the August District Work Period after hosting 82 meetings and events with constituents in all six of the counties he represents. To date, Upton has held more than 360 meetings and events with constituents this year. “This was a great August District Work Period as we were able to have 82 productive meetings and events with folks – including those with very strong opinions contrary to my own," said Upton. "We discussed issues such as healthcare, educ... Read more

  • ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    ICYMI: FDA user fees support medicine and Michigan jobs By U.S. Rep. Fred Upton August 25, 2017 Detroit News Every five years, Congress must reauthorize the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) user fee programs for generic drugs, prescription drugs, biosimilar biological products, and medical devices. These programs are critical to patients, drug and device manufacturers, and the millions of Americans who work hard every single day to deliver new treatments and cures. At its core, reauthorizati... Read more

  • Upton on POTUS Signing FDA User Fee Reauthorization Into Law: We Delivered
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy & Jobs, Results for Southwest Michigan

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after President Trump signed into law H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. “Workers, job creators, and patients here in Michigan and across the country depend on this legislation, and we just delivered. This bipartisan legislation is about two things: Local jobs and improving public health. As I’ve visited with local workers and leaders of innovative companies like Pfizer Inc, which recently announced a multi-m... Read more

  • Upton Statement on Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement: “The path forward to fixing the healthcare mess is seeking bipartisan, common-sense common-ground. At the top of our list is stabilizing insurance markets and ensuring lower premiums for patients. Our other goals are simple and what I’ve fought for all along: Protect those with pre-existing conditions and ensure states that expanded Medicaid, like Michigan, are secure. This will safeguard the most vulnerable amongst us s... Read more