Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Established: September, 2012 Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Background: Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Rx Task Force Mission: To reduce the misuse and abuse of controlled prescription drugs and decrease the number of people addicted to and deaths associated with these drugs in the State of Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Greg Zoeller, Attorney General Chairman Dr. Joan Duwve, State Department of Health Vice Chairman Task Force Coordinators Natalie Robinson Michelle Sybesma Education Enforcement INSPECT Treatment and Recovery Take Back Dr. Deborah McMahan Chairman Tim McClure Chairman Greg Pachmayr Chairman Steve McCaffrey Chairman Rep. Steve Davisson Chairman Abigail Kuzma Vice Chairman Elizabeth Kiefner Vice Chairman Laura Wilford Vice Chairman Mike Minglin Vice Chairman Allen Pope Vice Chairman Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Committee Overview 1. Education—Developing education materials about appropriate prescribing and use of controlled substances for medical providers and the public 2. Enforcement—Targeting criminal prescribing and diversion 3. INSPECT—Ensuring sustainability and access to Indiana’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program 4. Take Back—Increasing availability of disposal sites for unused controlled substances 5. Treatment & Recovery—Improving access to treatment for those suffering from addiction Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Accomplishments to Date • Helped pass key legislation that helps in the fight against Rx drug abuse • Secured funding for the state prescription drug monitoring program, INSPECT • Developed a best prescribing practices toolkit for physicians • Researched appropriate Rx drug disposal options • Educated law enforcement and health care providers at the Third Annual Rx Drug Abuse Symposium • Researched addiction treatment options and began tackling the issue of neonatal abstinence syndrome Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force 4th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium November 1, 2013 Westin, Downtown Indianapolis Audience: State lawmakers, law enforcement, pharmacists, healthcare providers, officials from state and local agencies, and education providers.