The National Conference of Pharmaceutical Organizations (NCPO) has called for “immediate action on components of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis report” and has requested “the opportunity to dialogue with the President and others in the Administration” for continued collaboration on related issues.

NCPO is a coalition of organizations and associations that represent the discovery, manufacture, and distribution of medications and practitioners that provide effective care. NACDS is a member of the coalition, which includes a total of 11 trade associations and professional societies.

“This NCPO statement and request for a meeting with the administration reflects pharmacy’s consistent engagement as a working partner to help address the opioid abuse epidemic, and that of our partner organizations. Pharmacy continues to take seriously its role as part of the solution, and as an ongoing collaborator with enforcement and health agencies,” said NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, regarding the issuance of the NCPO statement. “Pharmacy has significant insights about the complexity of this issue given the role of pharmacists on the front lines of healthcare every day, and we are committed to working proactively with NCPO members and with all levels and branches of government for the safety of our families and communities.”

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