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CLAAD Op-Ed: Aniston’s Cake Shines a Light on Rx Abuse Epidemic

By Kyle Simon Used properly, prescription drugs cure disease, improve the lives of people who suffer from chronic conditions, or ease the pain and suffering of our loved ones recovering from...
Posted on Feb 05, 2015
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CLAAD Statement on Rx and Heroin Abuse Public Service Announcement

A public service announcement that aired during the Super Bowl in the St. Louis media market[1] raised the issue of the nation’s evolving prescription drug abuse epidemic. In the spot, an upbeat...
Posted on Feb 04, 2015
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CLAAD Statement on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

On January 9, 2015, the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence honors law enforcement officers nationwide for the National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. An initiative of the Concerns...
Posted on Jan 09, 2015
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Nation’s Governors Call on Congress To Address Rx Drug Abuse Epidemic

In the National Governors Association’s State of the States address, the nation’s governors called on the newly sworn-in 114th Congress to address the prescription drug abuse...
Posted on Jan 07, 2015
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CLAAD Response to Wall Street Journal Story on Testing for Substance Use

Note: CLAAD offered the following letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal in response to a November 10, 2014 article regarding urine drug testing for substance use. Dear Mr. Lemmer: Your...
Posted on Nov 24, 2014
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Collegiate Recovery Communities: Bringing Substance Use Disorders Out of the Shadows and into the Sunlight

By Kyle Simon Prescription drug-related overdose deaths claimed more than 16,000 lives in 2011,[1] prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to deem prescription drug...
Posted on Nov 20, 2014
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CLAAD on BioCentury This Week: Prescriber Education is Essential

Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) Executive Director Michael Barnes appeared on BioCentury This Week on November 9 to discuss the need for patient access to opioid medications...
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
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Op-Ed: Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Demands Mandatory Prescriber Education

This op-ed was published in The Hill on September 22, 2014. By Christopher Gharibo, MD Our nation’s growing concern and response to the epidemic of opioid misuse and abuse continues to drive...
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
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Can We Agree To Agree?

The op-ed below was written by Kyle Simon, Director of Policy and Advocacy for CLAAD, and published on August 14, 2014, on the PainDr.com blog. The prescription drug abuse epidemic has impacted...
Posted on Aug 14, 2014
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