CQ Roll Call Partners with Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines for Prescription Drug Event


Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2015) – CQ Roll Call announced today, in partnership with the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the event, The Economic Impact of Prescription Drug Abuse on Monday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the U.S Chamber of Commerce. The event will bring together members of Congress, governors, government officials and experts from the medical and pharmaceutical industries to find actionable solutions to this growing problem.

The event will feature keynote addresses from Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Ma.), Sen. Rob Portman (R-Oh.), Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.).

“The Alliance is committed to working with policymakers and other stakeholders to find solutions to the critical issue of prescription drug abuse.  By bringing together such a strong bipartisan group of leaders who are passionate about collaborating to restore the public health, we believe this discussion will serve as a catalyst for developing comprehensive, effective policy solutions to solve this nationwide problem,” said Danielle Hagen, spokesperson for the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines.

The keynote addresses will be followed by a panel moderated by Adriel Bettelheim, managing editor for health at CQ Roll Call, with Alex Brill, Matrix Global Advisors, Tom Coderre, SAMHSA, Sherry L. Green, Sherry L. Green and Associates, and Kevin Sabet, Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

“CQ Roll Call is pleased to partner with The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines and The Chamber on this important healthcare policy topic,” said Beth Bronder, senior vice president and publisher for CQ Roll Call. “Likewise we appreciate the opportunity to have HealthBeat Editor, Adriel Bettelheim, plan a key role in this event. Adriel’s expertise on this topic is well recognized among Capitol Hill lawmakers and will make for a lively, high-level discussion. This kind of open exchange demonstrates the Alliance’s commitment to elevating a serious problem and identifying policy solutions.”

The event will also feature presentations from Patrick Gleeson from Prime Therapeutics, Betsy Walker from Cardinal Health and John Carnevale with Carnevale and Associates.

To RSVP, please contact info@rxabusesolutions.org.

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About The Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines
Launched in 2013, the Alliance to Prevent the Abuse of Medicines is a non-profit partnership of key stakeholders in the prescription drug supply chain – manufacturers, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, physicians – that have joined together to develop and offer policy solutions aimed at addressing the issue of prescription drug abuse.  The Alliance’s members include the American Medical Association, Cardinal Health, CVS Health, Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA), kaléo, Millennium Health, Prime Therapeutics, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.rxabusesolutions.org.

Shana Westlake, PR and Events Manager