History of the RX Task Force

The goal of the Indiana Attorney General's Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force is to significantly reduce the abuse of controlled prescription drugs and to decrease the number of deaths associated with these drugs in Indiana.

In September 2012, the Indiana Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force was established by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.  It is made up of 80+ state legislators, law enforcement, health officials, members of the medical community, pharmacists, state and local agencies and education providers. In addition, a significant number of working-group volunteers have contributed to the efforts of the task force.

While prescription drugs provide relief to millions of people every year (when used properly), the misuse and abuse of these drugs has become one of the gravest issues facing Hoosiers of all ages today.

Committee Overview:

  • 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