Combating Prescription Drug Abuse and Diversion

Since 2005, the AMA, along with many other stakeholders in the health care community, has supported and helped secure passage of the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act (NASPER) as an essential tool in combating prescription drug abuse and diversion. Since then, the sense of urgency has only increased and the AMA continues to work on a number of fronts to combat diversion and drug abuse while at the same time preserving access to medically necessary treatment for pain. More.