Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

October 29, 2015
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Anni Becker

White House Fact Sheet Addresses Opioid Abuse

A recently released White House fact sheet, announces government efforts to address the prescription drug abuse and the heroin epidemic—including a focus on prescriber training. The fact sheet reports that more than 40 organizations, including a number of accredited CE providers and the Conjoint Committee on CE, have made a commitment to educate more than 540,000 healthcare professionals about appropriate prescribing practices. As always, the ACCME appreciates that the government values the role of continuing education in addressing the drug abuse crisis. For more about CME’s role in addressing opioid abuse, visit CME in Support of REMS.