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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 care for pain, addiction, HIV, hepatitis C, and other health conditions.
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 drug 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 public health.
CLAAD is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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.
CLAAD’s National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Strategy, now in its fourth iteration, has been vetted and endorsed by more than 30 not-for-profit health and safety organizations. To learn more about the National Strategy, please click here.
To learn more or participate in CLAAD’s activities, please contact us.