About the Rx Summit


The Rx and Illicit Drug Summit - formerly the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit - is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, business, academia, treatment providers, and allied communities impacted by prescription drug misuse and illicit drug use. It is the event for decision-makers and allied professionals working to address this public health emergency.

The Summit began in 2012 under the leadership of Operation UNITE and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th). Operation UNITE (Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education, Inc.) was created in 2003 by Congressman Rogers. UNITE is a collaborative model striving to prevent abuse of drugs and facilitate recovery by creating strategic partnerships, providing leadership, promoting education, coordinating treatment, and supporting law enforcement. UNITE serves a 32-county region in southern and eastern Kentucky.

The Summit is now the largest annual gathering for stakeholders to discuss what’s working in prevention and treatment. Notable speakers in past years have included Congressmen Hal Rogers, Kentucky's 5th District, Buddy Carter, Georgia's 1st District, Matt Cartwright, Pennsylvania's 8th District, Andrew Clyde, Georgia's 9th District, Madeline Dean, Pennsylvania's 4th District, and David Trone, Maryland's 6th District, as well as Secretary Denis R. McDonough, Department of Veterans Affairs in 2023, President Joe Biden in 2022 and 2021, President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in 2019, President Bill Clinton in 2018, and President Barack Obama in 2016.

The Rx Summit is produced by HMP Global as part of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network.

President Joe Biden’s Remarks To 2022 Rx Summit Participants

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network® is a comprehensive learning and networking resource for mental health professionals, offering daily news updates across all psychiatry and behavioral health specialties; expert-driven podcasts, videos, and interviews; debates and roundtables with key opinion leaders; exclusive multimedia coverage of live meetings in individualized newsrooms; and access to fully accredited conferences and CME programs.

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HMP Global

HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly award-winning journal relied upon by primary care providers; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. HMP is supported by its lead investor, Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE). For more information, visit hmpglobal.com.