About Your Task Force

“Prescription drug overdose deaths, addiction and the non-prescription abuse of medications is an epidemic in our communities in Indiana. This complex problem requires collaboration among many with specific expertise to find comprehensive solutions. That’s why the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force pulls together key government and private organizations to work toward the common goal of saving Hoosier lives and families.”
-Attorney General Greg Zoeller

The Task Force is divided up into separate committees which are made up of approximately 80 members, including state legislators, law enforcement, heath officials, members of the medical community, pharmacists, state and local agencies and treatment providers.  The Committees are as follows:
• Education - Developing education materials about appropriate prescribing and use of controlled substances for medical providers and the public
• Enforcement - Targeting criminal prescribing and diversion
• INSPECT - Ensuring sustainability and access to Indiana’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
• Take Back - Increasing availability of disposal sites for unused controlled substances
• Treatment & Recovery - Improving access to treatment for those suffering from addiction

Nationally, Indiana is taking an active role in combating prescription drug abuse. Congressman Todd Young has been appointed to the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse, and is supportive of the Task Force’s statewide efforts to combat the epidemic here at home.

History of the Rx Task Force

Legislative Progress