Politics & Government
8:25 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Panel on prescription drug abuse meets in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new program of the National Governors Association aimed at stopping prescription drug abuse is meeting in Montgomery. Gov. Robert Bentley is co-chairman of the NGA's Prescription Drug Abuse Reduction Policy Academy, and he will address its opening session Monday in Montgomery. The academy is spending a year looking at how to reduce prescription drug abuse in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia. A spokesman for the governor says the academy is looking at everything from online pharmacies to coordination of efforts across state lines.