The letters, addressed to the chairs and ranking members of the appropriations committees in both bodies, highlight the work of CEPOP, identify the current state of the opioid crisis ravaging the country, and advocated for funding for several programs related to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, local and regional grants and other relevant policy considerations.
The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) announced CEPOP Salutes - a series of awards to recognize and highlight the good work of individuals and organizations across the array of stakeholders in the comprehensive response to opioid abuse, misuse, and diversion. There was a WebEx webinar on August 15, 2016 highlighting the first nominees [...]
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.
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. For more information on how to participate, please contact John Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last month, CEPOP members sent a letter (click here) to the Missouri legislature, showing support for the enactment of a state prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and offering suggestions for legislation: • Implement technological improvements to facilitate secure access to the PDMP through electronic health information systems as expeditiously as possible; • Allow for record retention [...]
Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Leahy: The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) involves over 60 diverse organizations working toward a comprehensive and balanced policy strategy to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote treatment options. The undersigned members of CEPOP are writing to encourage the Committee’s action on S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2016) – The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) today commends President Obama for his proposal to address prescription drug misuse in his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget. CEPOP also calls for additional action including appointing a leader for this effort, investing in prevention, and increasing access to rescue medications to reverse [...]
Recently, CEPOP led an advocacy campaign to support strategic funding to help battle opioid abuse in the Omnibus Appropriations legislation. That effort was supported by 19 organizations. To read the funding letter sent to the Committee on Appropriations, please click here.
Over 50 participants attended a congressional briefing to learn how new therapies, precision medicine, big data, and disposal technologies are helping in the effort to stem this epidemic. Congressman Ami Bera, MD provided views on the policy efforts which are needed from his perspective as both a physician and lawmaker. (From left to right: Gen. [...]
Join CEPOP on Thursday, December 3 at the Capitol Visitors Center to learn how precision medicine, big data, disposal technology, new therapies, and other innovative approaches are helping to confront the opioid abuse epidemic. The lunch is from 11:30 to 1 p.m. The full invitation can be found here.