CEPOP issued the attached press release (CEPOP October 2015 Press Release White House Action) commending the White House for its efforts to address the ongoing opioid epidemic as well as its recognition of private sector efforts to do the same.
CEPOP co-founder Mary Bono sat down with House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Upton to discuss the current policy landscape surrounding prescription opioid abuse. The meeting came as the E&C Health Subcommittee was reviewing several legislative proposals to address different dimensions of the epidemic.
CEPOP Participants Meet with CDC Director Frieden on FY 2017 Agency Plan and Proposed Prescription Guidelines
Last month, CEPOP members met with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden to discuss the agency’s unfolding FY 2017 initiatives, and to learn more about the CDC’s draft guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. CEPOP will continue advocacy for the final FY 2017 appropriations and will develop comments on the proposed guidelines.
October issue, the JAMA published a series of articles on the growing opioid epidemic, demonstrating the range issues facing the medical community and policymakers. The articles included Addressing the Opioid Epidemic, Changes in Substance Abuse Treatment Use, and Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use.
This month, AIT celebrated 25 years of leadership in toxicology testing and patient prescription drug monitoring. In 2014, AIT introduced GuideMed, a service that assists health care providers as they build monitoring programs that are both effective and ethical.