Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to Moderate
First Educational Webinar: When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs
FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) announced today that it is embarking on a national educational program designed to promote greater awareness among patients, caregivers and the public about the importance of appropriate and responsible use of prescription opioid medications. The initiative, When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs(SM), will include a series of free educational programs on timely topics. The first webcast, moderated by General Barry R. McCaffrey, former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will take place on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern, and will focus on safeguarding medications in the home.
"This program is consistent with Cephalon's commitment to ensure that prescription medications are used safely by the appropriate patients," said Dr. Lesley Russell, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Cephalon. "Currently, 71 percent of people who abuse prescription pain medicines received them from a friend or family member, not through a doctor's prescription. The aim of this program is to heighten patient and public awareness of, and responsibility for, safeguarding the use of these important medications."
About When Good Medicines Become Bad Drugs Webcast
This free webcast will provide practical tips about what patients, caregivers and the public can do to safeguard medications and help prevent abuse and diversion of prescription opioids. The webcast will take place on October 21, 2008, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern. Participants can register at http://video.webcasts.com/events/vxmd001/28151/.
Panelists will include:
Moderator: General Barry R. McCaffrey, former Director of the Off
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