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Event Title
FDA’s Fifth Online Controlled Substances Summit
July 25 - 26, 2024

July 25 - 26, 2024
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA, will host the two-day virtual public meeting, "FDA’s Fifth Online Controlled Substances Summit." The goal of this summit is to identify innovative solutions to reduce the illegal availability of controlled substances online.

The illegal sale of controlled substances over the internet poses significant health risks to consumers of all ages. We are deeply concerned about the continued availability of controlled substances, such as opioids, benzodiazepines and stimulants, through social media, websites and other online platforms. This availability increases our public health concerns due to the heightened risks associated with the combined use of these products.

Given the evolving online landscape for controlled substances, it is crucial that public and private stakeholders continue to develop effective strategies and innovative solutions. For this purpose, FDA is bringing stakeholders together to explore stronger actions that can combat this tremendous public health threat.

Day one of the summit will be a public session with FDA leadership, including Commissioner Robert Califf, and other experts that will examine the impact and evolution of online purchases of controlled substances, as well as review progress that has been made since last year's summit.

Day two is an invitation-only working session that will engage social media, internet, technology and controlled substances experts in intensive planning and evaluation to identify immediately implementable actions as well as long-term strategies that aim to disrupt the trajectory of the current crisis.

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