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Letter to Congressional Conference Committee on Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) is writing today to urge your timely action on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA). CEPOP is grateful for the bipartisan support of CARA and the broad array of related bills passed in the U.S. House. This legislative package represents a major step in the right [...]

2018-03-01T01:05:51+00:00June 21st, 2016|

Letter to Missouri General Assembly on Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

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 [...]

2015-04-22T15:15:52+00:00April 22nd, 2015|

Letter to Congress on Fiscal Year ’16 Appropriations

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.

2015-04-01T18:30:54+00:00March 25th, 2015|

Letter to Congress on Fiscal Year ’15 Appropriations

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 appreciate the work the Committee has done to address this epidemic.

2015-04-01T18:41:35+00:00December 1st, 2014|