Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir, M.D., spoke at the Opioid Crisis Solutions Summit in Washington, D.C., this week and posted on Twitter, “Great dialogue happening today during the #Opioids Crisis Solution Summit.”
NACDS participated in the Opioid Crisis Solutions Summit this week in Washington, D.C. Recommendations discussed during the conference included e-prescribing for controlled substances and a national prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)—both of which correspond to NACDS’ policy recommendations for solutions to opioid abuse—and also the recognition of pharmacists as providers in Medicare Part B, which NACDS has consistently supported.
Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir, M.D., spoke at the event, which was also attended by Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, and Senate Health Labor & Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
The summit, hosted by Healthcare Leadership Council’s National Dialogue for Healthcare Innovation, brought together leaders from healthcare, government, business, academia and the patient advocacy community to discuss and recommend comprehensive, viable solutions to opioid abuse. A report on the consensus of final recommendations—intended for healthcare leaders, legislators and regulators—is in the works. NACDS will share the results with members when they are available.