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Research on Illegal Prescription Drug Market Interventions

Meg Chapman, Christina Dyous, Jared Edgerton, Kimberly Francis, Dana Hunt, Sarah Jalbert, Thomas Maloney, Douglas McDonald, Katie Schlebecker, Michael Shively


June 22, 2015
This report provides background on the illegal prescription drug threat in the United States and the multiple strategies used to divert prescription drugs, and then review the range of responses supported by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program.

The study draws on a variety of sources that include scientific and professional literature, published materials from Federal, state, and local programs, Internet searches related to enforcement, education, and prevention, as well as discussions with law enforcement and administrators from state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). 
Focus Areas
North America