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The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Awarded $75,000 Grant from Endo Pharmaceuticals to Support Key Resource for Parents and Caregivers

June 22, 2010

NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Pennsylvania-based, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to support distribution of the Drug Guide for Parents, a resource tool to help parents and caregivers identify the top 13 drugs teens abuse. As a National Supporter of the Drug Guide for Parents, Endo Pharmaceuticals’ contribution will further equip parents with the information they need to keep their teens healthy and drug free.

“Our company is committed to the responsible use of our products. We take steps to ensure our products are prescribed and used appropriately through the support of ongoing educational programming to physicians and other health professionals,” said Nancy Santilli, Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Endo. “We are pleased to be working with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America to help support distribution of this critically important resource for parents.”

“The Partnership is extremely grateful for the support Endo Pharmaceuticals has provided to promote and distribute this tool for parents and caregivers,” said Sharon Jaycox Daitz, SVP, Director of Development at the Partnership. “Parents are key to helping protect their kids from the risks of drug and alcohol use. Thanks to Endo’s generosity we will continue to offer this great resource, an easy-to-read guide that provides information on what drugs of abuse look like, their ‘street/commercial name,’ and explains how the drugs can be abused. Armed with this knowledge, we can all help prevent drug and alcohol abuse among children.”

The Drug Guide for Parents is available as a free download within the Partnership Parent Toolkit’s “How To Spot Drug & Alcohol Use,” and the Talk Kit on TimeToTalk.org.

About the Partnership

The Partnership at drugfree.org is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and treat drug and alcohol use by their children. Bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts, and communications professionals, the Partnership translates current research on teen behavior, addiction, and treatment into easy to understand resources at drugfree.org. For parents who want help talking with their kids about drugs, drinking, and other risky behaviors, TimeToTalk.org offers tips and tools promoting parent/child communication. Time To Act is a step-by-step guide for parents who believe or are sure that their teens are drinking or using drugs and need to know what to do. Through its “360″ suite of community programs, the Partnership educates parents and concerned citizens at the grassroots level about the risks of methamphetamine, non-medical prescription drug use and other emerging drug threats, and promotes parenting and community practices designed to prevent teen substance abuse. The Partnership depends on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government. The Partnership thanks SAG/AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.

About Endo

Endo Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used to treat and manage pain, overactive bladder, prostate cancer and the early onset of puberty in children, or central precocious puberty (CPP). More information about Endo Pharmaceuticals is available at www.endo.com.

SOURCE Partnership for a Drug-Free America


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