Public Health Law Blog Archive

Mar 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

Threats to ACA Protection of Black Lung Victims

posted on Fri, Mar 24 2017 11:03 am by Daphne Wilson

The prevalence of severe black lung disease is rising at an alarming rate. With modification of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looming, victims of black lung disease may soon face elimination of critical benefits and protection.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FDA’s Recent Drug Labeling Changes Will Help Pregnant Women and Their Physicians

posted on Tue, Mar 14 2017 3:29 pm by Erin Redmon and Leila Barraza

Prescribing drugs for patients is routine for physicians, but counseling pregnant patients about medication use is more complex. The FDA’s recent Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR) addresses this issue by making known drug safety data readily available to both doctors and patients.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Licensing E-Cigarette Retailers and Vape Shops

posted on Fri, Mar 10 2017 11:45 am by William Tillburg

While “Tobacco 21” and clean air laws are effective tobacco control strategies, particularly at reducing youth use, they’re not politically feasible in much of the country – twenty states still do not have comprehensive indoor smoking restrictions and only California and Hawaii have raised the minimum tobacco purchase age to 21. State and local tobacco licensing programs are critical to preventing youth use of tobacco products. These programs enable communities to identify retail businesses that sell tobacco products.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

How Medicaid and the ACA are Helping States Address Opioid Overdose

posted on Thu, Mar 2 2017 8:28 am by Corey Davis

In 2015, 33,091 Americans died of accidental opioid overdose, that’s more deaths than from car crashes or guns. Early interventions to prevent and treat substance use disorder and opioid use disorder, save lives and resources. Although access to evidence-based prevention and treatment remains far below where it should be, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act have been instrumental in improving it.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Public Health Law News Roundup – February

posted on Wed, Mar 1 2017 3:54 pm by The Network

Some of the public health law and policy issues that made headlines in February include the impact of Mexico’s soda tax, new federal rules to better serve patients of home health agencies, and proposed changes to CDC’s quarantine powers.

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