Policy Paper

PhRMA Prescription Drug Abuse Position Paper

PhRMA Prescription Drug Abuse Position Paper

PhRMA November 18, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and its members are committed to supporting the appropriate use of prescription medicines and working with others to address the diversion, misuse, and abuse of prescription medicines. When used appropriately and under the direction and care of a licensed health care professional, prescription medicines can improve and save lives.  However, prescription medicines can cause negative health consequences if they are used inappropriately and not as intended.  

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