Working Together to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse
April 30th, 2017

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Issues Open Letter to Office of National Drug Control Policy on Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2014) – In an open letter to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (the Alliance) commended the White House for its continued dedication to addressing the issue of prescription drug abuse. The letter was shared following the release of the 2014 National Drug Control Policy and emphasizes the need for a comprehensive, public health approach to prescription drug abuse that is centered around education,...

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Supports Comprehensive Approach to Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 19, 2014)— The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (The Alliance)—a non-profit coalition comprised of the American Medical Association (AMA), Cardinal Health, CVS Caremark, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), Prime Therapeutics, and Teva Pharmaceuticals—today released the following statement in support of a public health-focused, comprehensive approach to dealing with the issue of prescription drug abuse. The statement comes on...

Politico Pulse

by Paige Winfield Cunningham Politico Or reduce prescription drug abuse, at least. The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines — a coalition that includes the AMA and CVS Caremark — is out with nine policy recommendations for lawmakers that could help stem the rising epidemic of drug abuse. Recommendations include prevention, education, early intervention, monitoring, treatment and disposal as core policy principles. Reps. Joe Pitts and Frank Pallone — the chairman and ranking...

Stakeholders Offer Solutions to Prescription Drug Abuse

By Sam Baker, Sophie Novack and Clara Ritger National Journal The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines - a partnership of the American Medical Association, Cardinal Health, CVS Caremark, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Prime Therapeutics, and Teva Pharmaceuticals — released a set of federal policy recommendations yesterday to address the problem of prescription drug abuse. Announced at a briefing with House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Chair Joe Pitts...

APAM Solutions Press Release

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Releases Federal Policy Recommendations to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Download Press Release Coalition of industry leaders outlines key legislative concepts for comprehensive approach to prescription drug abuse epidemic. WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2014)—The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (APAM)—a non-profit coalition founded by its members the American Medical Association (AMA), Cardinal Health, CVS Caremark, the Healthcare...

High-Powered Alliance to Tackle Prescription-Drug Abuse

By Sophie Novack National Journal Some of the biggest players in the pharmaceutical supply chain have teamed up to find solutions to the growing problem of prescription-drug abuse. The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines is composed of the American Medical Association, CVS Caremark, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Cardinal Health, the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, and Prime Therapeutics. Read...