Andrea Barthwell Named to Oversee Huge New Opiate Non-Profit

09/26/2018 - ATIN- Renowned addiction treatment executive Andrea Barthwell has been named to a prestigious newly created post overseeing the non-profit foundation recently formed by medical services giant McKesson Corp., which has set the initial funding of the addiction charitable enterprise at a hefty $100M.

Also appointed to a top post at the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is Karen Scott, who will fill the job of a hands on manager as president. Dr. Barthwell will be board chair.

Both women have had distinguished healthcare careers, where Barthwell is a former deputy Drug Czar for treatment, while Dr. Scott is well known for her work at global health care consultancy Health Management Associates.

In March McKesson, among the very largest healthcare concerns worldwide with $200B in annual sales, announced the formation of the opiate fund. Dr. Barthwell and Dr. Scott will have the immediate and very important task of setting spending priorities and mission goals for FORE.

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written by Richard G. Soper, MD,JD,MS, September 28, 2018
Superb decision-Dr. Barthwell has been one of the preeminent leaders in Addiction Medicine for several decades. Long overdue to see creation of a non-profit foundation for addiction medicine. Hopefully, as foundations for diabetes and kidney disorders have assisted and improved access and availability of care, the MdKesson foundation will as well for

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