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Preventing Drug Abuse

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It is critical that we combat the misuse and abuse of prescription medication while maintaining legitimate, uninterrupted access to medicine by patients in need. Generic drug manufacturers play a key role in producing affordable FDA-approved therapies and believe that patient safety is of the utmost importance. It is a public health imperative that patients take medicines as prescribed and adhere to the instructions of their health care providers.

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Overview of the EverFi Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Digital Course

Opioid abuse is now the number one cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. The Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) is tackling this issue head on by empowering college students with the knowledge and skills they need to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription medications. In partnership with education technology leader EverFi, AAM has developed an innovative digital learning course that uses an evidence-based approach to encourage safe and responsible decision-making.

EverFi Opioid Abuse Prevention Education Program — underwritten by AAM

The abuse of prescription opioids and stimulants is a serious risk on today’s college campuses. That’s why the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) is offering an evidence-based curriculum to help prevent abuse--and it’s free to any college in America. Created with EVERFI, a leader in digital learning and prevention education solutions, including AlcoholEdu, the curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to help make healthy choices for themselves and their classmates. Learn how to bring this important program to college students in your state or district.

2017 AAM Annual Report

2017 Was Epic

The landscape around us looks much different today than it did just one year ago. As our industry changes within the evolving pharmaceutical ecosystem, we must speak with one voice to drive home the message that a robust generic drug and biosimilars marketplace is necessary to sustain affordable health care.

The Right People in the Room to Prevent Opioid Abuse on Campus

Bobby L is a 23-year-old physics major at Frostburg State University in Maryland. On top of his studies, he is an active participant in the Burg Peer Education Network, which connects the student body to information about the consequences of dangerous behavior, including opioid abuse.

“It’s about making yourself aware,” he says. “So you can make others aware.”

 

 

AAM to Launch National Prescription Safety Program on College and University Campuses

New digital course takes a population-level approach to curbing prescription drug abuse

WASHINGTON DC – On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM) will announce a new nationwide educational initiative to empower college students with the skills to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription medications and understand the dangers of misusing these drugs.

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