Public Health Law Blog Archive

Aug 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ensuring Patients Get the Medication They Need: Improving Qualified Health Plans

posted on Thu, Aug 21 2014 9:05 am by Marie DeFer

Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) must provide essential health benefits and follow established limits on cost-sharing. However, recent analysis of QHPs found that many plans require patients to pay a high percentage of the costs of medications used to treat serious and chronic illnesses including HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and cancer.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ebola Legal Preparedness — Q&A with Network Experts

posted on Wed, Aug 20 2014 10:59 am by The Network for Public Health Law

Are public health agencies legally prepared for the potential introduction of Ebola in the U.S.? This Q&A addresses U.S. law and policy related to travel restrictions, screening measures, the rights of health workers, as well as isolation and quarantine of exposed and/or infected individuals.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Naloxone: The New Mexico Experience

posted on Wed, Aug 13 2014 9:15 am by Clifford Rees

The current rise in heroin use and prescription drug abuse has prompted many states to examine laws aimed at overdose prevention. While a number of states have recently amended their laws to broaden access to naloxone and protect Good Samaritans who report overdose, New Mexico was the first state to do so.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Court Decision on “Mandatory Disclosure” Could be a Big Win for Public Health

posted on Wed, Aug 6 2014 11:40 am by Kerry Cork

A recent ruling in a case about the labeling of meat products could have significant implications for tobacco control and many other areas of public health.

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