ATLANTA, GA (AP) – Atlanta will be hosting a meeting on the nation’s growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse.
A group of politicians announced Thursday that the NationRx Drug Abuse Summit will be held in Atlanta in April. The third annual meeting will bring health officials, doctors, and drug treatment providers together to discuss ways to combat the problem.
More than 15,000 Americans die annually from prescription painkiller overdoses. Health officials say the problem has become an epidemic in the last 10 years.