The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute
Opioid Abuse: Consumer Protection and Enforcement Training
The Opioid Abuse: Consumer Protection and Enforcement Training is designed to equip the legal staffs of the attorneys general, their investigators, consumer advocates and allied professionals to provide consumer education and legal protection and enforcement in the area of opioid abuse. The training will provide an overview of issues relating to prescription opioids, including the dangers of abuse, history of prescribing practices, development of “pill mills” and impact of off-label marketing and online pharmacies. Participants will learn about the implications of opioid abuse on society, including health care costs, potential for fraud, and environmental damage caused by the improper disposal of prescription drugs.
The course will also provide a way for participants to address these problems in their communities and among their clients and constituents, using evidence-based programs with a proven record of success. Participants will learn the roles of other stakeholders, including state pharmacy, medical and dental boards, as well as state health departments, and identify how to best work with these stakeholders. In addition, the participants will receive materials and gain access to programs which will help them inform their communities as to the dangers and issues of opioid abuse. This course is open to all members of the attorneys general community.
Nominations open on January 17, 2019.
The deadline to submit nominations is February 15, 2019.
CLICK HERE to submit a nomination.