Evidence Library

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Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Patty Skuster, JD, MPP •
CPHLR Fellow
DeAnna Baumle, JD, MSW •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Amy Cook, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Alexandra Hess, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

On June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned nearly 50 years of precedent protecting the right to an abortion prior to viability. Previously under Roe v. Wade, the existing legal landscape of abortion was a complex patchwork of state laws and court decisions regulating access to the procedure. The Dobbs decision further compromised abortion access by allowing states to ban all or most abortions.  

 
Jonathan Larsen, JD, MPP •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

Approximately 3,000 state and local governments have sued opioid manufacturers and distributors to compensate for government opioid epidemic spending. These lawsuits have resulted in major structured settlements to certain states and local governments. Based in part on lack of restrictions on 1998 tobacco settlements state spending, which was often not targeted at tobacco control and cessation, national experts lead by the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA) partnered to develop model state legislation directing use of opioid litigation proceeds.

 
Alexander Frazer, JD •
CPHLR
Sabrina Ruchelli, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

To mitigate morbidity and mortality associated with prescription opioids, most states have implemented limits on opioid analgesic prescribing. Approaches vary, but these laws generally restrict the duration of an opioid prescriptions by the number of days supplied. Some states additionally limit the daily dosage or total dosage allowed in opioid prescriptions.

This dataset presents state-level statutes and regulations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia in effect between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2019.

 
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

Director of Research and Operations, Elizabeth Platt, presented these slides at the NACCHO 360 Conference on July 20, 2022, with two other presenters including Katrina Forrest and Akeem Anderson from CityHealth.

CityHealth.org, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, works to improve community health by advancing a package of evidence-based policies across the largest U.S. cities.

 
Jonathan Larsen, JD, MPP •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Sabrina Ruchelli, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Amy Cook, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This research collected Financial Assistance Policies and related debt collection policies from a representative sample of 75 340B hospitals to better understand financial support for pharmaceuticals for low-income populations.

 
Patty Skuster, JD, MPP •
CPHLR Fellow
Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This paper, published in Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, analyzes provisions that do not account for the prevalence of self-managed abortion and evidence of its safety. Such provisions require that abortion take place in a formal healthcare setting. The researchers also analyzed criminal penalties for non-compliance.

 
Kristen E. Murray •
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Amy Cook, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Caitlin Davie, JD •
CPHLR

This dataset on LawAtlas.org explores statutes and regulations addressing school lunch policies in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. This dataset is valid through April 1, 2021.

 
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This dataset is cross-sectional and displays key features of state Medicaid Waivers addressing COVID-19 across all 50 states and the District of Columbia approved as of July 1, 2021.

 
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This dataset, published on PDAPS.org, is cross-sectional and displays key features of state laws increasing access to buprenorphine and methadone during COVID-19 across all 50 states and the District of Columbia approved as of June 1, 2021.

 

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