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1.  Florida parents Karen and Richard Perry, and Maryann Carey, whose children had died of opiate overdoses gathered together to fight stigma and to work toward elimination of Florida pill mills. 

2.  California parents April Rovero and Greg Van Ess, whose children had died of opiate overdoses gathered together and have built a strong organization with a national reputation.

3.  Lovely site by Erin Marie Daly, a San Francisco based freelance journalist, whose brother died of an opiate overdose.  Site is devoted to latest news regarding opiates and to a memory wall for those who have lost their lives from opiate overdoses. 

4.  The Katz Family of Highland Park, IL, developed this organization after their son died of an OxyContin overdose.  They have been very active in education of high school students. 

5. The Office of National Drug Control Policy overview of the 2011 Plan for Prescription Drug Abuse.

6.  The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  The Center has done invaluable research on the dimensions of the substance abuse problem in the United States. 

7.  2010 reports and tables from the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) NSDUH ( National Survey on Drug Use and Health). 

8.   Alliance of States with Prescription Monitoring Programs.  Organization developed as a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among state and federal agencies on prescription monitoring programs (PMPs). Continues to work toward improvement of PMPs and communication among PMPs.

9.  Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.  An active group of doctors working to reduce morbidity and mortality from prescription opioids and to support cautious safe, responsible evidence-based opioid prescribing. 

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