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The National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Meeting is a focused, nationwide meeting to unite diverse stakeholders who must work together to reduce the prescription drug abuse epidemic.
The annual National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Meeting brings together health care professionals, educators, legislators, law enforcement, insurers, private companies, journalists, academics, not-for-profits, and government officials in search of the best ideas for reducing prescription drug abuse while optimizing patient care.
On December 2, 2014, the National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Meeting took place for the seventh time in Washington DC (policy goals and executive summary are forthcoming). The meeting included substantial discussions on the following topics:
• Evolution of the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
• Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
• Prescription Monitoring Programs and Protecting Patient and Consumer Privacy
• Protecting Consumer Access to Medications
• Federal and State Legislative Policy Update
• Policy Priorities for 2015
The Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), the not-for-profit policy group behind the meeting, works to foster greater coordination among groups that often worked simultaneously but not together: private companies, not-for-profit groups, and government policy makers. CLAAD’s policy positions are established through a consensus process, in which at least 80 percent of the participants must represent not-for-profit organizations. This rule of governance ensures that the public interest drives CLAAD’s priorities, as opposed to the interests of individual stakeholders.
Over the past seven years, CLAAD has orchestrated a unified vision to address prescription drug abuse. Lists of participants in the 2008 through 2014 meetings can be found on the Policy Meeting website under the Participants tab. In 2014, more than 30 organizations met and achieved remarkable progress working together.
The eighth annual National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Meeting will be held in Washington, DC on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. For more information about opportunities to support the meeting, contact us at (202) 599-8435 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.