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Prescription Drugs: Misuse, Abuse, and Addiction
A Research Update

Tuesday, April 10, 2001, National Press Club, Washington, DC

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Welcome
Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D.
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.Biological Bases of Drug Tolerance and Dependence
Alice Young, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurosciences
Wayne State University
1:35 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.An Epidemiologic Overview of Prescription Drug Misuse
Howard Chilcoat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Mental Hygiene
Johns Hopkins University
1:55 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Prescription Drug Use and Misuse in the Elderly
Kenneth Schmader, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine-Geriatrics
Duke University Medical Center
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.First-Half Wrap-up and Discussion
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.Pharmacotherapy of ADHD and Later Substance Abuse
Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.
Director, Substance Abuse Services
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard University
3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.Physicians' Decisions To Prescribe Potentially Addictive Medications
Richard Brown, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin Medical School
3:25 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Substance Abuse Issues in Chronic Pain Management
Steven Passik, Ph.D.
Director of Oncology Symptom Control Research
Community Cancer Care, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Wrap-up and Final Discussion

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