Source: CEPOP

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.

The CEPOP Quarterly In-Person All-Participants Meeting took place Monday, September 17 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Below is the agenda of the items covered and a downloadable copy of the agenda document.


I. Welcome

II. Focus Topic Discussions: 2018 Work Plan Emphasis on Youth Prevention

A. Prescription for Life, Youth Education and the State Response to the Opioid Epidemic
The Honorable Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General

B. Youth Education and Outreach – “This is (not) About Drugs” Program
Kourtnaye Sturgeon, Board Member and Education Committee Chair, Overdose Lifeline

C. Discussion: Opportunities to Advance Primary Prevention Strategies

i. 1Q2019 Briefing or Convening on Prevention

ii. Potential CEPOP Panel at Rx Summit on Primary Prevention Strategies

III. Advocacy and Policy Priorities

A. Updates on Congressional Opioid Activity

i. Status on House and Senate Legislation

  1. CEPOP Priorities (MAT Access in Medicare; Safe Disposal)
  2. Anticipated Timeline

    B. FY2019 Appropriations Update (ONDCP, HIDTA, Drug Free Communities)

    C. White House Announces DFC Program Funding with CADCA (link)

    D. EPA Memo on Law Enforcement Drug Disposal (link)

IV. Focus Topic Discussion #2

A. Preventing Drug Diversion with Realtime Data-Sharing: DEA Order Clearinghouse Act of 2018 (S. 3282)
Ali Toal, Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (CO)V. Working Groups

V. Working Groups

A. Takeback and Anti-Diversion

i. CEPOP-BD Initiative on Acute Care Diversion Prevention

B. Safe Use and Prevention

i. Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Non-Therapeutic Benefits Roundtable

  1. FDA Commissioner Gottlieb’s Remarks on Advancing ADFs at National Press
    Club Event (August 17); Alignment with April 2018 CEPOP-FDA Meeting

ii. Engagement with Johns Hopkins University Stigma Lab

V. Organizational Updates: Sharing Intel, Participant News and Updates

A. CADCA Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner (October 17 at National Harbor, MD)

B. MAPDA 1st Annual Humanitarian Award Luncheon for Rep. Hal Rogers (October 23)

C. All Participants: Updates and Insights

Next Monthly CEPOP All-Participants Teleconference: Monday, October 29, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Download the agenda.