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Prescription Drug Abuse: Evidence Informing Action

Bloomberg School hosts conference to stem national epidemic.


Prescription drug abuse is an urgent public health problem that claims more lives each year than motor vehicle crashes. The Bloomberg School is collaborating with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative this week to address this epidemic in a public forum.

The School is honored to host President Bill Clinton on Tuesday, May 13 for a town hall meeting on the issue at 1:30 p.m. in Sommer Hall. Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached seating capacity, and registration is now closed. Please follow the event live on the day at

This event marks the first of an ongoing collaboration between the Bloomberg School and CHMI of the Clinton Foundation to explore public health issues and solutions together. Thought leaders from around the country will be sharing energy, ideas, and resources for scalable solutions. Their focus: the application of evidence to inform action.

Panel speakers include:

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

Speakers from Johns Hopkins include:
Dr. Michael J. Klag, Dean, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Patricia Davidson, Dean, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Dr. Caleb Alexander, Co-Director Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Dr. Andrea Gielen, Director, Center for Injury Research and Policy

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI)

Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness

Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research & Policy