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...

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,...

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Issues Open Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2015) – In an open letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (APAM) praised the Secretary for her leadership in connecting with state governors on prescription drug abuse and expressed its members’ hope to engage further with her agency to develop solutions to this growing public health issue. The letter emphasized the need for a comprehensive, public health approach and offered APAM membership...

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Issues Open Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Urging Increased Funding to Battle Prescription Drug Abuse

WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2015) – In an open letter sent to the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Labor-HHS-Education, the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines urged the need for dedicated resources to be put forth toward curbing prescription drug abuse and misuse – an emerging healthcare issue facing the nation. The letter highlighted the complexity of this growing public health threat and the necessity for federal and state leaders to collaborate on achievable...

Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines Urges Nation’s Governors to Improve Prescription Drug Abuse Monitoring Programs

WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2015) – In an open letter sent to governors of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories, the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines applauded state leaders on their commitment to tackling prescription drug abuse and urged their focus on the importance of fully funded, interoperable Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs).

Bipartisan Governors and U.S. Senate Leaders Headline Prescription Abuse Forum at U.S. Chamber

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2015) – The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines (the Alliance), in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CQ Roll Call, is convening thought leaders and lawmakers during an open discussion on the economic impact of the prescription drug abuse facing businesses and employees on Monday, February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read...
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