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.