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Prescription Drug Task Force: Meetings and Background
Executive Order 2012-002 [Executive Order Establishing the Maine Prescription Drug Task Force] established a Prescription Drug Task Force to:
- Develop long-term controlled substance disposal solutions;
- Implement a statewide Diversion Alert Program that provides prescribers with drug crime information from local law enforcement to assist in determining whether patients are legitimately in need of controlled substance prescriptions;
- Develop and field an evidence-based public education campaign, with a unified message addressing prescription drug misuse, abuse, and diversion for statement dissemination in both community education and prescriber training venues; and
- Conduct an active review of the Maine Prescription Monitoring Program, including the scope of access, utilization of available date, thresholds for notification, and mean to achieve near-universal use by prescribers and pharmacists.
Full Task Force
- January 29, 2013, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Rm 208, Cross State Office Building, Augusta
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Purpose: A regular meeting of the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force. For more information, contact Martha Demeritt at email@example.com.
- Comments from Attorney General Janet T. Mills
- Subcommittee Reports
- Diversion Alert
- Legislation Proposed to the 126th Legislature
- Update from MaineCare Medical Director Dr. Kevin Flanigan
- Roy McKinney, Director of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency - Report on Law Enforcement Trends
- Mike Wardrop, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration – Current rule making regarding the disposal of prescription medications at pharmacies.
- Heather Steward, student at the University of New England – Analysis and Comparison of Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Data by Multiple Methods; USA, State of Maine
- Membership Discussion
- Next Interim Report Due to Governor – February
- Action Items before Next Full Task Force Meeting