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 overdoses and treatment to prevent relapses. Due to the magnitude of this crisis across the country, the private sector and all levels of government must commit to work together to find additional ways to reduce the opioid abuse epidemic. […]
CEPOP issued the attached press release (CEPOP October 2015 Press Release White House Action) commending the White House for its efforts to address the ongoing opioid epidemic as well as its recognition of private sector efforts to do the same.
On June 10th, USA Today published an op-ed authored by Gen. Dean of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Jeffrey Levi of Trust for America’s Health and the Honorable Mary Bono. The column introduces CEPOP and explains why a collaborative approach is necessary to address these issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C.. (March 27, 2015) – The Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) provided a ringing endorsement today for new actions to confront the opioid abuse epidemic announced March 26 by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The Administration’s initiative includes new funding to support health professional decision-making, the use of naloxone […]