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The Opioid Crisis: What is the Government Doing About It? Part 2 – Improvements with Data Reporting, Collection and Analysis

This blog series is devoted to better understanding the efforts our Federal government is undertaking to combat the opioid epidemic in America. Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a five-part strategy that will be … Continue reading

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The Opioid Crisis: What is the Government Doing About It?

There can be little doubt that the opioid crisis has reached staggering levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics from 2016 reveal that on average, opioids killed about 115 Americans every day.[1] Drug overdoses have become the … Continue reading

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Governor Wolf Issues New Opioid Prescription Guidelines for Injured Workers

In an effort to combat opioid addiction, the Wolf Administration recently rolled out a set of opioid prescribing guidelines to assist health care providers treating workers’ compensation patients. Highlighting the need for reform, Governor Wolf stated: “[i]n 2017, there were … Continue reading

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How Dreamland Colored My Summer Vacation and Thinking about the Opioid Epidemic

Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2018). Elizabeth Weeks Leonard For my Jot this month, I chose a book that is somewhat outside of the typical academic genre, but, for reasons that I will explain, nonetheless worthy … Continue reading

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In the Emerging Area of Insurance Coverage for Opioid Litigation, Ohio Court Finds No Coverage for Opioid Distributor Due to Past Claim

An Ohio federal court recently added to the limited, but growing, body of case law on insurance coverage for opioid litigation. In Miami-Luken, Inc. v. Navigators Insurance Co., No 1:16-cv-00876 (S.D. Ohio July 11, 2018), the court found that a … Continue reading

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