Policy Paper

Improve Education and Training Related to Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse Education

PhRMA May 5, 2016

A comprehensive approach to public education and prescriber training is a critical component of a comprehensive strategy to combat prescription drug abuse. In order to meaningfully address this public health challenge, enhanced tools are needed to enhance education and training across a range of stakeholders to help prevent prescription drug abuse, identify and prevent potential doctor shoppers, and identify and help refer those in need of treatment and assist those who are addicted.