Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are working to stem the illegal trafficking (diversion) of prescription medications in communities across the country. Government regulators and elected officials are seeking ways to reduce diversion and abuse through policy initiatives and government programs.
Purdue Pharma L.P. is supporting the efforts of law enforcement and government agencies in a number of ways to protect public health, including providing educational resources and technical assistance to law enforcement, and supporting state and federal legislation that aims to curb diversion and abuse while ensuring legitimate patients receive appropriate and effective medical care.
Purdue Pharma works with a number of law enforcement and regulatory groups in this effort, including:
Crime-Stoppers USA, the nationally recognized chapter of Crime Stoppers International, which strives to build a network of local U.S. programs that work together to help prevent and solve crime in communities and schools across the nation.
The FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA), a member-driven organization designed to advance the art of police leadership and management, develop improved administrative and technical practices to meet the needs of law enforcement executives globally, and to promote the exchange of information and expansion of training programs for law enforcement executives.
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a non-profit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of prescription drug diversion.
The National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (NASCSA) is a non-profit educational organization established in 1985. NASCSA’s primary purpose is to provide a continuing mechanism through which state and federal agencies, as well as others can work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of state and national efforts to prevent and control drug diversion and abuse, and to provide an educational forum to further this purpose.
The Pharmaceutical Security Institute is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting the public health, sharing Information on the counterfeiting of pharmaceuticals, and initiating enforcement actions through the appropriate authorities.
In the Law Enforcement & Government section you will find:
- Education & Resources
- Information on Technical Assistance
- Methods for Combating Pharmacy Theft
- Listing of Prescription Monitoring Programs
- Drug Abuse Surveillance Initiatives
- An Overview of Supply Chain Security
Rx Safety Matters also provides a downloadable Resource Guide for Law Enforcement & Government: