ENOUGH! Rally to be held March 24 in Calif.

logo_enoughIf you live on the West Coast, take note that the second annual ENOUGH! Rally is set to be held on March 24, 2014 on the south steps of the California State Capitol building in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the rally’s website, the goal of the event is to educate the public and to advocate for legislation and other action that can make a difference in curbing the prescription drug epidemic.

More details, according to the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse, which is organizing the event:

Pick up free educational materials at information tables and learn about the prevention and substance abuse treatment efforts organizations and treatment centers from around the state are engaged in. Stop by our legislation table to learn about prescription drug-related legislation being introduced during this legislative session and how to voice your support for it.

Multiple organizations will be on hand to provide free prescription drug related educational materials and information about the work they’re doing to make a difference in the area of prevention. Guest speakers include state legislators and advocacy groups who are sponsoring key legislation, representatives from several prevention and substance abuse treatment facilities and parents and others who have been personally impacted by this epidemic. A special dedication ceremony will be held for those lost to or otherwise impacted by prescription drug abuse/misuse.

Last year’s rally came after members of advocacy organizations, including the NCAPDA, and other individuals and experts testified at a hearing that the California medical board had failed to investigate complaints of physician misconduct in a timely manner, often leading to deadly results.

About Erin Marie Daly

I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. My book on prescription drug and heroin addiction was published in August 2014 by Counterpoint Press.
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One Response to ENOUGH! Rally to be held March 24 in Calif.

  1. Annie says:

    I just want you to know that Senator Manchin daughter is the CEO of Mylan. He is in a clear conflict of interest here on Zogenix product Zohydro ER with out Acetaminophen. Millions of pain patients are looking for a new pain product such as Zohydro so they dont end up dying from Liver Failure. Oxy has cause millions to now have Liver Failure

    Thank You.

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