Overmedication: Problems and Solutions

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Russell SR-418

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Panel I

Robert Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

        Accompanied by:

             Tracy Gaudet, MD, Director, Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation

             Peter Marshall, MD, Director of Primary Care Pain Management, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

BG Norvell V. Coots, USA, Deputy Commanding General (Support), U.S. Army Medical Command and Assistant Surgeon General for Force Projection, Office of the Surgeon General

        Accompanied by:

            COL Kevin Galloway, USA, Program Director, Army Pain Management Program, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division, Office of the Surgeon General

Josephine Briggs, MD, Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health


Panel II

Janet Kahn, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont and Senior Policy Advisor, Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine

Mark Edlund, MD, PhD, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, Behavioral Health Epidemiology Program, RTI International

Member Statements

  1. Senator Bernie Sanders ( I - VT)
  2. Senator Richard Burr ( R - NC)


  1. Honorable Robert Petzel, MD
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. BG Norvell V. Coots, USA
    Office of the Surgeon General
  3. Dr. Josephine Briggs
    National Institutes of Health
  4. Dr. Janet Kahn
    Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
  5. Dr. Mark Edlund
    RTI International

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