A study published July 11, 2017 in Addiction finds that states are disparately regulating patient registration and civil rights, product safety labeling and packaging, and dispensaries, mimicking some aspects of federal prescription drug and controlled substances laws, and regulatory strategies used for alcohol, tobacco and traditional medicines.
The National Institutes for Health (NIH) has supported public health law research, but not to the extent necessary to timely evaluate laws affecting the public’s health, according to a study published May 24, 2017 in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
Three specific economic policies, namely higher tax credits for the poor, increasing state-level minimum wages and not requiring union membership as a condition of employment, can have positive health benefits, according to a study out today in Health Affairs.
Four percent of Florida prescribers account for the majority of opioids on the market, according to a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. The study finds that these Florida high-risk prescribers accounted for 67 percent of the opioid volume and 40 percent of the total opioid prescriptions dispensed in the state between July 2010 and June 2011.
A 2011 Boston regulation that set minimum pricing and packaging requirements has successfully reduced the availability of fruit-flavored cigars that were becoming increasingly popular among youth, according to a new study published in Tobacco Control.
Laws mandating flu vaccines for health care workers increase their vaccination rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the National Medical Association, examines the relationship between state laws regulating flu vaccines for health care workers and the state-level immunization rates among health care workers between 2001-2011.
The APHA Law Section awarded Public Health Law Research program grantees and others at a reception on November 2, 2015 at the 2015 APHA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The PHLR grantees who were recognized include: Y. Tony Yang, ScD, MPH, Jonathan Purtle, DrPH, MPH, MSc, Laine Rutkow, JD, PhD, and Shannon Fratteroli, PhD, MPH.
Below is the full list of award recipients:
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Florida’s efforts to prevent inappropriate use of painkillers are showing reductions among prescribers and patients who had the highest prescribing and usage rates, according to a study out August 17, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
This study explored how the state’s laws worked to impact prescribing and use of painkillers from July 2010 through September 2012. Prescription painkillers commonly contain an opioid, such as oxycodone, and are sold under many different trade names.