The Task Force on Prescription Drug Abuse met September 9-10, 2014, at NABP Headquarters.

This task force was established in response to the Executive Committee’s recommendation to explore the epidemic of prescription drug abuse and actions that pharmacist can take to curtail this problem.

Review of the Task Force Charge

Task force members reviewed their charge and accepted it as follows:

  1. Review the Stakeholders’ on the Prescribing and Dispensing of Controlled Substances challenges and identified warning flags for practitioners consensus documents.
  2. Identify actions pharmacists might take in their efforts to determine whether a questionable prescription has been written for a legitimate medical purpose.
  3. Review Stakeholders’ actions document intended to improve interprofessional dialogue in addressing warning flags and delivering the most appropriate patient care.
  4. Recommend further actions to combat prescription drug abuse.

Read more in the full report (PDF).