The winners of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition awards/grants were announced in January 2014, during the 82nd Winter Meeting of The United
States Conference of Mayors (USCM) in Washington, DC:
Accepting the 2nd place award (large city) for Indianapolis at the 2014 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Awards presentation (L-R): USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran, USCM Assistant Executive Director Crystal Swann, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Purdue Pharma Government Affairs Vice President Alan Must, USCM Vice President and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, and USCM 2nd Vice President and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Smith. PHOTO CREDIT: USCM
The United States Conference of Mayors, the official nonpartisan organization representing cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and Purdue Pharma LP have partnered to create the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program. The goal of this program is to honor outstanding educational, public awareness and other initiatives that address the issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse in America's cities. A total of four awards will be made in two categories: large and small city. Second place winners in each category will receive $5,000 each; first place winners will receive $10,000 each.
Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program is a part of the Safeguard My Meds initiative,
a national educational program from the National Community Pharmacists Association
and Purdue Pharma LP, in partnership with USCM, to increase awareness about the
importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medicine in an effort
to reduce the risk of misuse and abuse. If you have any questions or need additional information about the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Recognition Program, please contact Crystal Swann by telephone at (202) 861-6707 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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