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

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Applauds Administration Efforts to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Industry leaders encouraged by new public-private partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 22, 2015)—The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines – a non-profit coalition founded by its members the American Medical Association (AMA), Cardinal Health, CVS Health, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), kaléo, Prime Therapeutics, Millennium Health, and Teva Pharmaceuticals – today released a statement applauding the Obama Administration for its leadership in coalescing provider groups, pharmacies, policymakers, advocates and other stakeholders in a national campaign to curb prescription drug abuse.

“The Alliance is encouraged by the commitment the Administration has shown to addressing this deadly public health issue and our members are extremely pleased to be among those stakeholders involved in this widespread partnership,” said Alliance spokesperson Danielle Hagen. “Prescription drug abuse is a complex, pervasive problem that we believe requires immediate action by policymakers at every level of government. We have been urging federal legislators to pass comprehensive, life-saving legislative solutions and we hope that this is the first step of many.”

In 2014, the Alliance released its nine legislative concepts , which address prevention, education, early intervention, drug monitoring, treatment, and safe disposal. As stakeholders from across the entire domestic drug supply chain, the Alliance members have come together to encourage lawmakers, nonprofits, state and federal governments, and members of the media to join the discussion on how to curb prescription drug abuse.

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