Distance Learning

The Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law, Part III: Using the Law to Address Prescription Drug Overdose—Emerging Issues (Fundamental) On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 08/14/2015

The U.S. is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of prescription drug overdose (PDO) deaths. This webinar will provide an overview of the PDO public health problem, describe the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Law Program's assessment of seven types of legal strategies that relate to prescription drug misuse, abuse, and overdose and also discuss how PDO legal strategies are being enforced by states. Speakers will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

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Level of Difficulty: Fundamental

Fundamental-level programs generally offer topical overviews and are designed to introduce practitioners to issues with which they have little or no familiarity. Speakers will begin the program providing context and background information on this area of health law. This program is designed to provide a basic, general understanding of the subject matter for those who have not practiced law in the specialty and for those with one to two years of experience in this specialty and/or the practice of health law.

This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • AHLA Public Interest Committee

Co-sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group


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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP Perkins Coie

Adrienne Baker

Associate Director, Law Enforcement Liaison/Education

Purdue Pharma LLP
Stamford, CT

​Akshara Menon

Sr. Legal Analyst

Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH

Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development

Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
Public Health Law Program Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

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