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Legal Interventions to Reduce Opioid Overdose Mortality

posted on Wed, Jul 12 2017 1:13 pm by The Network

Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 ET. View/download the slides.

Drug overdose is a nationwide epidemic that claims the lives of over 52,000 Americans every year. Opioids, both prescription painkillers and illegal drugs such as heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, are responsible for most of these deaths – over 33,000 in 2015 alone. Changes to law and policy could dramatically decrease the number of Americans who needlessly die every year from drug overdose, as well as those who suffer related disability, trauma and discrimination. Join us for an overview of what states are currently doing to address the epidemic, along with a discussion of those laws and policies that might better equip them to confront this growing public health crisis.


  • Anna Stein, J.D., M.P.H., Legal Specialist, Division of Public Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Section, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Traci Green, Ph.D., M.Sc., Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Department of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Héctor Hernández-Delgado, J.D., M.P.H., Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program


  • Corey Davis, J.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director and Senior Attorney, the Network for Public Health Law - Southeastern Region Office

Some attendees may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states; ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.