With novel technologies and interventions available, at-home drug disposal and deactivation has proven to be effective to spur removal of unused and unwanted drugs from the home and reduce the possibility for misuse, abuse and diversion.
This meeting featured discussion of opioid prevention strategies (including the Kentucky Hope and Help Initiative), patient options for safe and effective disposal of unused opioids, and a discussion of FY2020 Appropriations and the CMS Opioid Action Plan.
This meeting featured discussion of the Turn the Tide Act, the Final Report from HHS on Pain Management Best Practices and identifying continued barriers to accessing SUD/OUD treatment services.
This meeting featured discussion of integrated technology and analytics within acute care medication management and FY2020 appropriations.
This meeting featured discussion of the local level of the opioid crisis (where the rubber meets the road), the progress against the opioid epidemic in Eastern Kentucky (addiction recovery care), review and approval of the proposed 2019 CEPOP Workplan and Agenda, and FY2020 Budget and Appropriations.
This meeting featured discussion of understanding the data (scope and evolution of the opioid epidemic), addressing opioids (FDA response to challenges in public health), CEPOP successes and growth in 2018, and developing the 2019 agenda.
This meeting featured discussion of prescription drug employer toolkits, improving public access to opioid reversal medications, and remaining FY2019 budget priorities.
This meeting featured discussion of Justice Department awards for reducing opioid misuse and abuse, reducing stigma through impactful communication, and a timeline for upcoming meetings.
This meeting featured discussion of prescription for life, youth education and the state response on the opioid epidemic, youth education and outreach ("This is (not) About Drugs" program), preventing drug diversion with real-time data sharing, opportunities to advance primary prevention strategies, and updates on Congressional opioid activities.
This meeting featured discussion of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention Control and Epidemic Response, creating a safe needle exchange in Marion County, Indiana, the Politico-Harvard poll on American perspectives on the opioid epidemic, and Congressional opioid activity updates.