Heroin Epidemic Is Driving A Spike In Hepatitis C Cases, CDC Says

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Colin Dwyer

The number of new Hepatitis C cases leaped nearly 300 percent from 2010 to 2015, according to a...

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town’s Liquor Stores

NPR, May 11, 2017
by Jim Kent

The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Home to rough...

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Trump’s pick to run mental health is poised to shake things up. Even some liberals can’t wait

STAT, May 11, 2017
by Meghana Keshavan

President Trump’s pick to run federal mental health services has called for a bold reordering...

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White House Proposes Cutting Drug Control Office Funding by 95%

New York Times, May 5, 2017
by Alan Rappeport

WASHINGTON — When he was running for office, Donald J. Trump promised to rid America...

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Death Rate For Opioid Addicts 10 Times Higher In General Healthcare Settings

Forbes, April 30, 2017
by David DiSalvo

We now know for certain that the outcome of treating addiction like a general health problem is...

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Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

NPR, April 25, 2017
by Nate Hegyi

The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Ma...

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In Portugal, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime

NPR, April 18, 2017
by Lauren Frayer

[...] By the 1990s, 1 percent of Portugal's population was hooked on heroin. It was one of the w...

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GOP Health Plan Will Undergo ‘Necessary Improvements,’ Ryan Promises Wary Lawmakers

Kaiser Health News, March 16, 2017

KHN Morning Briefing: Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organization



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edX Course: The Opioid Crisis in America
Harvard University

Deadline: Class begins March 27, 2017

About this cours


Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powe...

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American Health Care Act

Congressional Budget Office (CBO), March 13, 2017

CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $33...

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GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans

Washington Post, March 9, 2017
by Katie Zezima and Christopher Ingraham

The Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would strip away what advocates say...

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House Republicans Unveil Plan to Replace Health Law

New York Times, March 6, 2017
by Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled on Monday their long-awaited plan to repeal and replac...

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Fifth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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What’s Confusing Us About Mental Health Parity

HealthAffairs Blog, December 22, 2016
by Nathaniel Counts (Student Fellow alumnus), Timothy Clement, Amanda Mauri, Paul Gionfriddo, and Garry Carneal

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) has been law since 2008. MHPAEA...

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Workshop on Pretrial Justice: What Works and Why

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In September 2016, the Federal Judicial Center hosted a workshop for federal judges and law enforcem...

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Fourth Annual Health Law Year in P/Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Couldn't attend in person? Learn more about the event

  • Learn more about the presentations -...

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Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's P...

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Houston doctor sued for trading prescriptions for sex

Houston Chronicle, December 12, 2014
by St. John Barned-Smith, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] Legal experts who specialize in medical ethics said the allegations and actions captured on fi...

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California Counties Sue 5 Narcotics Makers

Here & Now, NPR, May 22, 2014
by Robin Young interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Two counties in California — Orange and Santa Clara — are suing five major drug companie...

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