Working Together to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
January 9th, 2016

Quick Action on Opioid Abuse Bill Pledged

By Melanie Zanona CQ Roll Call Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation to curb prescription drug and heroin abuse could move through committee this fall and arrive on the Senate floor by early next year, according to the bill’s sponsors, who indicated they are open to tweaking the package to attract more support. Republican Rob Portman of Ohio and Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island said their measure (S 524) to address opioid addiction and recovery recently picked up two...

Ohio hospitals seek federal help to fight prescription drug addiction

By Sabrina Eaton The Plain Dealer WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representatives of Ohio's children's hospitals visited Capitol Hill this week to seek aid in fighting a growing prescription drug abuse problem that's made drug overdoses Ohio's top cause of death and has dramatically increased the number of babies born addicted to drugs. Read More


By Brianna Ehley Politico WASHINGTON —Sens. Rob Portman and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines, will host a roundtable discussion about prescription drug abuse at 2 p.m. in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building. Read More

Senators Join Physicians, Pharmacists, Advocates and Experts for Discussion on Comprehensive Solutions to Prescription Drug Abuse Ohio mother to share story of child born with opioid addiction

WASHINGTON (September 16, 2015) – Experts representing those on the front lines of the battle against prescription drug abuse joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) for a candid discussion hosted by the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (the Alliance) on Wednesday, September 16 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Room in the Russell Senate Office Building. The roundtable, moderated by Richard Hamburg, deputy director at Trust for America’s Health,...