This monthly call featured discussion of policy topics including the National Pain Strategy and the Administration’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic and the US House Legislative Strategy.
The CEPOP All-Participants Monthly Teleconference took place Thursday, April 28th, from 3 – 4 p.m. ET.
Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.
A. Focus Topic: National Pain Strategy and the Administration’s Response to the Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Richard Frank, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
B. Focus Topic: US House Legislative Strategy
Danielle Burr, Director of External Affairs, Office of the Majority Leader
C. Advocacy Items
i. FY17 Appropriations
ii. MO PDMP
II. Working Groups
A. Take-Back and Anti-Diversion
B. Safe Use and Prevention (Open for Nominations)
A. New Participant: Alkermes
B. Recap of Recent CEPOP-Sponsored Events
i. National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Reception (Atlanta, March 28)
ii. Tennessee Opioid Forum (Nashville, April 5) and Potential New States
C. Other Participant News
Next Call: Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:00pm