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Who We Are

The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) brings together a broad array of stakeholders interested in the appropriate use of opioid medications.

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The Issue

Prescription drug diversion, abuse, and overdose have created a public health crisis even while chronic pain remains a daily challenge for many Americans.

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The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies wants to hear from you. Contact us for more information about our work.

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Latest News

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‘CEPOP Salutes’ Award Debuted: Recognizing Leaders in Solving the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

July 11th, 2016|Comments Off on ‘CEPOP Salutes’ Award Debuted: Recognizing Leaders in Solving the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

CEPOP is proud to announce a series of awards to recognize and highlight the good work of individuals and organizations in the comprehensive response to opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion.

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axialHealthcare and CEPOP Convene April 5 Tennessee Event

March 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on axialHealthcare and CEPOP Convene April 5 Tennessee Event

All CEPOP participants are invited to a statewide event in Nashville co-hosted by axialHealthcare and CEPOP to discuss solutions to the opioid abuse challenges facing that region.  A draft agenda is attached[…]

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CEPOP Advocates for Missouri PDMP

March 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on CEPOP Advocates for Missouri PDMP

Last month, CEPOP members sent a letter (click here) to the Missouri legislature, showing support for the enactment of a state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and offering suggestions for legislation:

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Latest Action

CEPOP Commends U.S. Senate for Following U.S. House in Sweeping, Bipartisan Support of 'CARA' Conference Report

July 13, 2016
CEPOP saluted members of the U.S. Senate for the bipartisan action that passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) conference report and sent it to the President.

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Latest Resource

National Pain Strategy: A Comprehensive Population Health-Level Strategy for Pain

April 9, 2015
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Office of Pain Policy (part of the National Institutes of Health) is soliciting public comment on

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