Working Together to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths
OBJECTIVE 9: Collaborate with law enforcement to identify and address improper practices that threaten public health, such as indiscriminate prescribing by “pill mills” and inappropriate "doctor shopping" in order to secure prescription drugs.
OBJECTIVE 1: Provide community education to increase public awareness of the risks of prescription drug abuse, safe use/storage/disposal, and available resources for help.
OBJECTIVE 2: Educate and train health care professionals (e.g., physicians and pharmacists) on best practice guidelines for safe prescribing and identifying prescription drug misuse through screenings.
OBJECTIVE 3: Provide training and education to help the criminal justice community (e.g., law enforcement, court, lawyers, etc.) better understand prescription drug abuse and navigate the interface between public health and law enforcement.
OBJECTIVE 10: Seize opportunities to positively influence policy, at the local as well as State and Federal levels, by identifying and communicating community factors that are contributing to prescription drug abuse.
OBJECTIVE 8: Support convenient, safe, and environmentally responsible prescription drug disposal programs in Los Angeles County that are free to the public to help decrease the supply of unused prescription drugs in homes and the community.
OBJECTIVE 4: Expand access to Medications for Addiction Treatment for individuals addicted to prescription drugs.
OBJECTIVE 5: Expand access to naloxone for overdose prevention.
"9-6-10" Approach - 9 Action Teams focusing on 6 priority areas, with 10 key objectives
OBJECTIVE 6: Promote increased utilization of the statewide Prescription Drug Monitor Program (PDMP) in California, known as the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES), in order to decrease misuse and diversion of prescription drugs.
OBJECTIVE 7: Increase data collection and information sharing across agencies and organizations to enhance safe practices and reduce poor outcomes related to prescription drug abuse.