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i_opioidsubstance_2018a_2018-07-20t09:42:22z6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UPDATE ON COLORADO CONSORTIUM FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION ACTIVITIES

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Jul 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Update on Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Activities - Committee Discussion Only


02:16:08 PM  

Dr. Rob Valuck, CCPDAP, provided a handout [ due to the size of the handout, it is on file in the Legislative Council Staff office] and discussed the CCPDAP's efforts to increase awareness of the medication take-back program, decrease the number of opioids prescribed in emergency rooms, and expand access to Naloxone in the community.  He told the committee that he was able to raise money to fund the CCPDAP after the state contributed $1M to the CCPDAP.  Dr. Valuck responded to questions.

02:33:07 PM  

Dr. Valuck discussed the CCPDAP partnership with AmeriCorps volunteers and other partners that support local communities that are implementing strategies to reduce the impact of opioid abuse.  Committee discussion followed about locking pill bottles and more options for better storage.