In the joint press release Joseph Liberto, M.D., AAAP president, said, "The administration's action plan to address the growing
problem of prescription drug abuse in our nation, especially among our youth, is an unprecedented step forward in helping
to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with addiction. Essential elements of the plan include a call to require
training of our health care workforce on the appropriate use of opioid medications and the call to strongly recommend provider
education on early identification and treatment of substance use disorders. This is consistent with the educational missions
of AAAP, APA, and AOAAM."