Press Release Pathway Healthcare – RX Drug Abuse Summit 2018, Atlanta, GA

Pathway Healthcare Sponosors RX Drug Abuse Summit 2018, Atlanta, GA

Pathway Healthcare / Dallas, TX (March 29, 2018)

RX Drug Abuse Summit 2018,FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2018
CONTACT: Greg Menken, 5W Public Relations, Tel. 646-843-1826,

7th Annual National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit
Begins April 2 in Atlanta;
Speakers include Dr. Brent Boyett and Dr. Stephen Taylor, Chief
Medical Officers of Pathway Healthcare®

ATLANTA – Dr. Brent Boyett and Dr. Stephen Taylor, Chief Medical Officers of Pathway
Healthcare® will speak and serve at the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which
runs from April 2 through April 5 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Pathway Healthcare® also is a

The Summit is the largest national collaboration of federal, state and local professionals seeking
to address prescription drug and opioid abuse, misuse and diversion.

Pathway Healthcare® will host a Vision Session Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 from
8:00am8:45am, located in the Courtland Room and a Meet and Greet Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
and Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 from 3:15pm3:45pm with the Pathway Healthcare team at our
hospitality suite located in the Marietta Room, second floor of the Atrium Tower.

“We are honored to be a part of the Summit and continue to help raise awareness of the
tremendous need in our country for a holistic, evidence-based approach to the current opioid
epidemic.” Scott Olson, CEO, Pathway Healthcare®

More than 2,500 of the nation’s top researchers, advocates, policy-makers, medical professionals
and law enforcement agencies will participate.

“The drug epidemic requires a multi-faceted effort,” said Nancy Hale, President/CEO for
Operation UNITE, the educational adviser to the Summit. “All of those approaches – from
prevention and education to law enforcement to treatment – must be utilized together so we can
protect and save our families and communities. We are pleased that Pathway Healthcare® is a
key participant and sponsor. Through sharing important resources and expertise, Pathway
Healthcare® is helping create solutions that will save lives.”

Other featured speakers will include:
• Dr. Jerome M. Adams, United States Surgeon General
• Dr. Francis S. Collins, director, National Institutes of Health
• Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
• Richard Baum, acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
• Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of Food and Drugs (FDA)
• Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• James A. Walsh, deputy assistant secretary of the International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement Affairs Bureau
• Anne Hazlett, assistant to the secretary for Rural Development
• Dr. Elinore F. McCance-Katz, assistant secretary, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
• U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts
• U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire
• U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers, R-Kentucky, 5th District
• U.S. Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Georgia, 1st District
• U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Massachusetts, 5th District

In addition, there are tracks ranging from heroin to treatment to prevention. Sessions will focus
on trending issues such as the increased danger of opioids being cut with toxic additives,
addiction treatment in correction facilities, and the importance of data collection and analysis to
understand and anticipate the shifting nature of the epidemic.
For more information on the Summit, visit