August 20, 2018

Subgroup Meeting- Prescription/Opioid Abuse and Limiting Exposure in the Community

At a Glance...

Oaklawn & IHP Collaboration

  • Date: October 16, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 to 8:30 PM
  • Event Address:

    Franke Center
    214 East Mansion Street
    Marshall, MI 49068

  • Contact: Integrated Health Partners 269-425-7110

Presented by:

Thomas Burns, Special Agent, Drug Enforcement Administration

Jason Kern, IRS Criminal Investigation, Dept. of Treasury

Clay Stiffler, Assistant US Attorney for Western Michigan District



To understand the current prescription/opioid abuse concerns and identify how providers in the community can assist with limiting the abuse.

•Identify Federal and State laws regarding prescribing
•List common examples of drug seeking behaviors
•Explain steps that should be taken by physicians to avoid prescription drug abuse
•Identify types of fraud with prescribing and taking controlled substances