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Legal and Policy Tools in Drug Overdose Prevention

posted on Thu, Aug 28 2014 2:24 pm by The Network for Public Health Law

Thursday, August 28 at 1 p.m. ET. View/download the slides.

Opioid overdose in the United States is at epidemic levels. This webinar will focus on two legal and policy options that have seen rapid uptake in recent years: Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs) — electronic databases that collect patient-specific prescription information and make that information available to authorized entities, and legal changes that increase access to the opioid overdose medication naloxone. Presenters will provide overview of the opioid overdose epidemic and discuss best and promising practices for PMPs and naloxone access, with an emphasis on how states can use these policy tools to reduce fatal and non-fatal overdose. 

Moderator

  • Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Deputy Director at the Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region and Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

Presenters

  • Deborah Dowell, M.D., M.P.H., Team Lead for the Prescription Drug Overdose Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Heather Gray, J.D., Legislative Attorney, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws
  • Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., Deputy Director at the Network for Public Health Law – Southeastern Region and Staff Attorney at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP)