National Summit Brings Together Leaders in the Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will bring together experts and professionals from across the country to focus on ways to make an impact in the fight against prescription drug abuse. The summit, featuring presentations, workshops, educational sessions, and breakout sessions on specific areas related to prescription drug abuse prevention, will take place April 2 - 4, 2013, in Orlando, FL. Keynote speakers include R. Gil Kerlikowske, director, White House Office on National Drug Control Policy; Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, commissioner, US Food and Drug Administration; and Nora D. Volkow, MD, director, National Institute on Drug Abuse. NABP staff will present in a workshop on prescription monitoring programs to take place Thursday, April 4, 2013. NABP staff will also host a booth in the exhibit hall to share information about the NABP PMP InterConnect® and its role in helping to prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse, as well as the AWARxE® Consumer Protection Program. The Summit is a national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, and academia, and includes experts such as health care providers, substance abuse counselors, law enforcement personnel, and state and national regulators, as well as legislators and policy makers.