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President Clinton to open town hall on prescription drug abuse at Johns Hopkins University

(Baltimore, MD) On May 13, 2014, President Bill Clinton will open a town hall meeting co-hosted by the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to address prescription drug abuse. This date marks the one-year anniversary of President Clinton's announcement of the Clinton Foundation's intent to address prescription drug misuse, through CHMI. This town hall will focus on the public health approach to scaling solutions to the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

WHAT: Town Hall on Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse: Evidence Informing Action

WHO: Opening Remarks: President Bill Clinton

Panel discussion:

MODERATOR Dr. Gail Saltz, Today Show correspondent
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg
Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy
Johns Hopkins Health Behavioral Economist Dr. Douglas Hough

Additional Remarks:

Ronald Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Michael Klag, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Andrea Gielen, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy
Dr. Caleb Alexander, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 1:30 PM Media check-in begins: 12:30 PM

WHERE: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sommer Hall, 2nd Floor
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

To watch the event online, please visit


Contact: Barbara Benham
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

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