Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) in early October honored Mallinckrodt President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Trudeau with its Humanitarian of the Year Award. The honor recognizes his personal commitment to help prevent teen drug use, support of CADCA’s mission and Mallinckrodt’s collaborative approach to addressing the complex issues of prescription drug addiction and abuse.
Trudeau received the honor at the 17th annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner Oct. 7, in Washington, D.C. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign recognizes leaders who support CADCA’s effective substance abuse prevention model; the campaign itself helps support CADCA’s efforts to build and strengthen local community coalitions and transform youth into civic leaders to reduce substance abuse.
CADCA and Mallinckrodt began working together years ago to partner on drug take-back efforts, including developing a tool-kit to enable communities to enact their own programs. CADCA is a member-based non-profit organization representing coalitions working to make communities safe, healthy and drug-free. Most recently, the company and CADCA have partnered to improve the effectiveness and public awareness of safe and responsible drug disposal practices in a project pilot in Florida.
“For over two decades, CADCA’s evidence-based community problem solving model has trained community coalitions around the country to develop comprehensive solutions to their local substance abuse problems,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean.
“Addressing our nation’s substance abuse challenges requires collaboration and commitment from every sector, including the business community. Mark Trudeau and Mallinckrodt represent an outstanding partner, working closely with CADCA to address the complex issues of substance abuse and diversion.”
“The honor also recognizes the more than 5,000 employees of Mallinckrodt around the world who, like the people at CADCA, work to make lives healthier and safer,” said Trudeau. “For Mallinckrodt, our dedication to provide solutions for patients is paired with an equal commitment to work with law enforcement officials, healthcare providers, industry representatives, policymakers and community organizations to address the complex – and complicated – issues of substance abuse and diversion. To be successful, we must all work together.”
The Honorable William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO), a major champion for drug prevention, presented remarks at the award event, and the Honorable Mary Bono served as 2015 Campaign Dinner Chair. CADCA also honored Karen and Jamie Moyer, co-founders and vice presidents of The Moyer Foundation, as CADCA’s 2015 Champions for Drug-Free Kids, recognizing their commitment to helping children impacted by substance use disorders and trauma.
Pictured above, from left: Jorge Mesquita, Worldwide Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies; Mark Trudeau, President and CEO, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; and General Arthur Dean, Chairman & CEO, CADCA.