Dear Members of the Missouri General Assembly, On behalf of the undersigned, the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) respectfully urges you to authorize a state Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) for Missouri during the 2015 legislative session. CEPOP was formed to advocate for comprehensive and balanced public policy change that will help confront[…]
As you know, prescription drug abuse is a growing public health crisis. Approximately 6.1 million Americans abuse or misuse prescription drugs, and more than 60 Americans die every day from a prescription drug overdose. Overdose deaths involving prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999 and now outnumber deaths from all illicit drugs, including heroin and cocaine, combined.
We are grateful for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the Development and Regulation of Abuse-Deterrent Formulations of Opioid Medications.