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ADA Announces Professional, Public Drug Abuse Initiatives

Posted on October 1, 2012

Washington—The American Dental Association has announced continuing education opportunities for prescribers of opioid medications and offered “strong support” for prescription drug abuse initiatives in professional and public communiqués, according to ADA News.

“Medicine abuse has become a real problem in our communities,” Dr. William R. Calnon, ADA president, said in a media release announcing the multi-pronged efforts. “As prescribers of narcotic pain medications, dentists are well positioned to educate patients about how to keep these drugs from becoming a source of harm.”

To read the entire ADA press release, click here.