On March 7, CEPOP and BD held an Acute Care Opioid Safety and Diversion Prevention Roundtable in Washington, D.C. An array of stakeholders with experience from the clinical and governmental perspectives came together in a structured, full-day dialogue. Each participant was asked to review published literature, media coverage, and policy precedent in advance of the meeting to enhance their professional insights.
The goals of the Roundtable were to:
- Facilitate an open exchange on challenges for ensuring a secure supply chain for prescription opioids from patient intake to discharge;
- Increase understanding of current efforts among public and private sector stakeholders to address this area of health care delivery risk; and
- Identify areas of need, best practice, and potential policy action that could be areas of focus for a sustained initiative.