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"Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention: From Awareness to Action" Conference

Monday, July 22, 2013 | 04:50am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, will welcome healthcare professionals, community members, educators and the public on Thursday, July 25, for a day of discussions on preventing abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. The “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention:  From Awareness to Action” conference will be held at the Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office in Cookeville.

The conference, organized by the TDH Injury and Violence Prevention Program, brings together key stakeholders from across Tennessee to learn about prescription drug data and trends; describe opportunities for community prevention initiatives and network with other experts to enhance Tennessee’s drug abuse prevention efforts.


Who:  John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Tennessee Commissioner of Health

            David Reagan, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Tennessee Department of Health

            Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP, Family Health and Wellness Director, TDH

WhatPrescription Drug Abuse Prevention:  From Awareness to Action

                                When:  Thursday, July 25, 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT

                                WhereUpper Cumberland Regional Health Office

                                1100 England Drive

                                                Cookeville, Tennessee  38501


ATTACHMENT:  Program agenda for “Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention:  From Awareness to Action”

Media note:  Pre-registration is required for participation in this event; however, media are welcome to all sessions, and interviews will be available throughout the day.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Shelley Walker, 615-253-5184 or; Rachel Heitmann, 615-741-0368 or

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