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The not-for-profit Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) coordinates a comprehensive national effort to prevent prescription drug fraud, diversion, misuse, and abuse while advancing consumer access to high-quality health care.
CLAAD enables health professionals, law enforcement, businesses, government officials, and others to share resources and work together to improve public health and safety. We foster collaboration among the multiple sectors of society that had previously been working concurrently, yet not in unison, to address the growing national concern for prescription medication abuse.
CLAAD gathers information and research on prescription drug abuse, misuse, and diversion. We also coordinate grassroots activities among interested organizations and make policy recommendations on prescription drug abuse with the goal of improving the public health.
To learn more or participate in CLAAD’s activities, please contact us.
CLAAD has engaged in a unique examination of public health policy through the National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy. This document provides information to policy makers and experts in the prescription drug abuse prevention and health care fields and recommendations for addressing this grave public health and safety concern.
CLAAD’s policy recommendations are disseminated through our work products, which include the National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy, public outreach through the news media (see our CLAAD in the Media page), and direct outreach to policy makers.