Prescription Drug Diversion

Leveraging Public-Private Collaboration to Tackle Prescription Drug Misuse and Diversion

HDA and its member companies fully support efforts to bring industry and government together to tackle our nation’s complex prescription drug abuse and diversion epidemic.

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This serious healthcare challenge threatens both patient safety and the security of the healthcare supply chain. While distributors do not prescribe or dispense drugs directly to patients, they do share a common goal with physicians, manufacturers, pharmacists, law enforcement officials, policymakers and the public — to help ensure a safe supply of medicines while minimizing the potential for their abuse or misuse.


Among other safeguards, distributors support access to Medication Assisted Treatment and are dedicated to keeping prescription painkillers out of the hands of people who may use them for purposes other than those for which they are intended.


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