She impacted patient care through her work with community-based health care organizations, national advisory boards (such as the Food and Drug Administration's Drug Abuse Advisory Committee
), the National Institutes of Health at both Institutes for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and on the service side of government (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment).
The FDA's Drug Abuse Advisory Committee
performed a formal review of the tramadol abuse evidence in 1998, including the data from Ortho-McNeil's surveillance studies and federal case reporting/surveillance programs.
In addition he also served as chairman of both the Sports Council Drug Abuse Advisory Committee
and the European Sports Confederation Drug Abuse Advisory Group.
He serves on the Drug Abuse Advisory Committee
of the Food and Drug Administration, the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
The FDA's Drug Abuse Advisory committee
had two primary objectives: (1) to collect the data necessary to define the nature and extent of the problem; and (2) to propose solutions and advise on the merits of these solutions (Food and Drug Administration, 1990).