I had the pleasure of attending a press conference recently in Lexington, Kentucky, that was held to mark the beginning of a statewide prescription drug task force. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway had organized the effort involving enforcement officers from his office and many others from around the state.
The goal, of course, was to ramp up an attack on prescription drug abuse, and I was fortunate enough to be there representing the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) to present a $50,000 check in seed money for this endeavor. This seed money was part of a grant provided to NADDI by Abbott Laboratories to encourage law enforcement agencies to begin new attacks on this decades-old problem. [Read more…]