Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) and Brandon Martin, PharmD, pharmacy manager of the Ladue, Mo. Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, at a roundtable to discuss curbing opioid abuse.

NACDS RxIMPACT lauds Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company’s, participation in a roundtable discussion with Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) recently in Ladue, Mo. An emergency room physician, a police officer and members of the addiction treatment and mental health community also participated to discuss strategies to curb the rise of opioid addiction in their community.

The group discussed strategies to engage young people and families to increase awareness about opioid addiction.  They also talked about the potential benefits for their community with the passage of bipartisan, NACDS-backed legislation, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The bill  would adjust existing authorizations and programs to provide a series of resources and incentives to help healthcare providers, law enforcement officials and state and local governments to expand drug treatment, prevention and recovery efforts.

Brandon Martin, PharmD, the pharmacy’s general manager, said, “It was a productive meeting and I was able to share our company’s mission and talk about what we do here at Genoa.” He added that the meeting was “definitely a positive experience.”