Mission Statement

ARPO’s mission is to end the epidemic of death and addiction caused by prescription opioid drugs by ensuring that opioids are regulated, marketed, prescribed and used in an evidence-based manner. To accomplish this, we will pursue the following goals:

  • Goal 1: To reform inappropriate prescribing practices under the guidance of medical experts and according to recent evidence-based medical research.
  • Goal 2: To eliminate scientifically-unsupported and unethical marketing/business practices.
  • Goal 3: To promote more effective and coordinated government monitoring and regulation.
  • Goal 4: To support effective, long-term treatment programs for victims of addiction.