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The National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting is a focused nationwide gathering to unite the diverse stakeholders who must work together to reduce prescription drug abuse.
The annual National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting brings together health care professionals, educators, legislators, law enforcement, insurers, private companies, journalists, academics, and nonprofits in search of the best ideas for reducing prescription drug abuse while optimizing patient care.
On November 19, 2013, the National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting met for sixth time in Washington D.C. The policy goals and executive summary from that meeting can be found here.
Last year’s meeting included substantial discussions on the following topics:
The Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), the nonprofit policy group behind the meeting, works to foster greater coordination among groups which often worked simultaneously but not together: private companies, nonprofit 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 six years, CLAAD has orchestrated a unified vision to address prescription drug abuse. Lists of participants in the 2008 – 2013 meetings can be found on the Consensus Meeting website under the Participants tab. This year, thirty organizations met and achieved remarkable progress working together.
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