Recommendation

Page Number

Agency or Agencies

Research

Data

Procedure or Infrastructure

The committee recommends that methods be developed to supplement the data collected in the National Household Survey of Drug Abuse and Monitoring the Future in order to obtain adequate coverage of subpopulations with high rates of drug use.

88

SAMHSA

ONDCP

NIDA

BJS

 

X

 

The committee recommends a systematic and rigorous research program (1) to understand and monitor nonresponse and (2) to develop methods to reduce nonresponse to the extent possible.

95

NIDA

SAMSHA

X

 

 

The committee strongly recommends a systematic and rigorous research program (1) to understand and monitor inaccurate response in the national use surveys and (2) to develop methods to reduce reporting errors to the extent possible.

100

NIDA

SAMSHA

X

 

 

The committee recommends that the Office for National Drug Control Policy and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention undertake to develop principles and procedures for information and surveillance systems on illegal drug-taking and its associated hazards.

105

ONCDP

CDC

X

 

 

The committee recommends that work be started to develop methods for improving existing data and acquiring more reliable drug price data.

111

NIJ

BJS

NSF

 

X

 

The committee recommends that a major effort be devoted to “importing” standard procedures on constructing price indices into the development of price indices for illegal drugs. This effort should take place in collaboration with federal statistical agencies that specialize in this area, particularly the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

116

NIJ

BJS

NSF

BLS

X

 

 



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