CEPOP FY2018 Appropriations Letters to the U.S House and Senate

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.

2017-08-15T16:56:34+00:00June 22nd, 2017|News|

‘CEPOP Salutes’ Webinar: Hospital Networks Lead Efforts to Reduce Opioid-Related Injuries

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 [...]

2017-09-16T02:24:04+00:00August 2nd, 2016|News|

‘CEPOP Salutes’ Award Debuted: Recognizing Leaders in Solving the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

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.

2017-08-01T00:06:22+00:00July 11th, 2016|News|

axialHealthcare and CEPOP Convene April 5 Tennessee Event

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

2016-07-11T17:53:42+00:00March 3rd, 2016|Events, News|

CEPOP Advocates for Missouri PDMP

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 [...]

2017-08-01T00:06:22+00:00March 3rd, 2016|News|

CARA Support Letter

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 [...]

2016-07-11T17:40:54+00:00February 12th, 2016|News|

Final FY16 Appropriations Advocacy

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.

2017-08-01T00:06:22+00:00January 6th, 2016|News|

CEPOP Convenes Congressional Briefing on Innovation to Prevent Opioid Abuse

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. [...]

2017-08-01T00:06:23+00:00January 6th, 2016|News|

CEPOP Lunch Briefing – Innovations to Address Prescription Drug Abuse

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.

2016-07-11T17:42:20+00:00December 2nd, 2015|News|

CEPOP Leader Talks to Chairman Upton as Subcommittee Hearing Unfolds

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.

2016-07-11T17:42:25+00:00October 30th, 2015|News|