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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’ Webinar: Hospital Networks Lead Efforts to Reduce Opioid-Related Injuries

August 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on ‘CEPOP Salutes’ Webinar: Hospital Networks Lead Efforts to Reduce Opioid-Related Injuries

The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) recently announced CEPOP Salutes – a series of awards to recognize and highlight the good work of individuals and organizations across the […]

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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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Latest Action

Letters to House and Senate Appropriations Leadership on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

September 20, 2016
CEPOP has submitted a letter to both House and Senate Appropriations leadership urging the timely and appropriate funding of programs outlined in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA).

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Latest Resource

Take-Back and Anti-Diversion Practices

August 19, 2016
During a time where overdoses and deaths due to prescription opioids are at the highest levels in recorded history (1), significant efforts must be made to combat the opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic that is affecting communities across the country. The statistics surrounding the epidemic are startling, exacerbating the need for appropriate methods in which to safely use and dispose of excess, legally-obtained opioid medications.

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