Attorney General Schneider Announces Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force Interim Report

July 5, 2012

The Maine Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force established by Executive Order on February 1, 2012 presented an Interim Report to Governor LePage and Legislative leaders today.

“Prescription drug abuse is a complex problem throughout Maine and will require innovative solutions – a challenge that our Task Force is already tackling,” said Attorney General Schneider in his letter accompanying the Interim Report. “I am confident in the abilities of the Task Force and its ability to meet the four goals set forth in Executive Order 2012-002. Some of the resulting actions will require legislation and funding. The Task Force will continue its work on this issue in the months ahead and I look forward to presenting you with our next Interim Report.”

Information about the Task Force can be found at

Supporting documents

Read the Interim Report (PDF)