PhRMA supports National Drug Prevention and Education week

February 7, 2008

PhRMA applauds resolution creating National Drug Prevention and Education Week

The S. Res. 434) designating February 10 to 16 as National Drug Prevention and Education Week. PhRMA president/CEO Billy Tauzin said, "S. Res. 434 serves to highlight an important problem in America-the growing abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. This is a problem that America's research pharmaceutical companies are committed to fighting? In focusing national attention on the critical role of prevention and education in the fight against drug abuse, the Senate has taken a critical and welcome step in helping our country's children understand that legal medicines are good, but that using them to get high is dangerous."

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