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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.

 
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.

 
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Jonathan Larsen, JD, MPP •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This dataset, published on PDAPS.org, is cross-sectional and displays key features of mitigation laws at state correctional facilities relating to MOUD treatment across all 50 states and the District of Columbia in effect as of September 1, 2021. 

 
Kathleen Moran-McCabe, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Adrienne Ghorashi, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This longitudinal sentinel surveillance dataset provides an overview of laws that limit the authority of a governor, state health agency, or state health official, regarding public health emergency orders. The dataset covers all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and includes laws that were enacted since January 1, 2021, and were effective on or before May 20, 2022.  

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

This research, produced by the International and Comparative Law Research Center with expertise from staff from the Center for Public Health Law Research, examines the legal framework applicable to emergencies in general and the current pandemic at the international, regional (EAEU, EU), and national levels (China, France, Germany, Italy, the Russian Federation and its subjects, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States). It includes both the preexisting regulation and its evolution caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
DeAnna Baumle, JD, MSW •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Jonathan Larsen, JD, MPP •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This international legal research report, produced by the International and Comparative Law Research Center and including experts from the Center for Public Health Law Research, seeks to document effective mechanisms for legal regulation of the development and production of vaccines and the vaccination process at the universal, regional, and national levels.

 
Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research

This essay in The Regulatory Review examines the legacy of the US Supreme Court case Jacobson v. Massachusetts in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Author Scott Burris contends that the vision set by Jacobson — one of coexistence and cooperation in a democratic commonwealth — is in jeopardy as courts in recent COVID-19 constitutional cases have unveiled a new view based less on the social contract than on a strong form of libertarianism.

 
Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Evan Anderson, JD •
Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania
Alexander Wagenaar, PhD •
University of Florida

In this commentary for the New England Journal of Medicine, Scott Burris, Evan Anderson, and Alexander Wagenaar draw attention to the chronic underfunding and neglect of legal epidemiology, which is essential to bolstering the use of law and policy as an intervention to improve health. The authors call for the scale-up of the infrastructure for at least three kinds of research: study of the mechanisms, effects, side effects and implementation of laws designed to influence health, such as COVID control measures; research on how the legal infrastructure of the U.S.

 
Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Scott Burris, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Lindsay Cloud, Esq •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Elizabeth Platt, Esq. •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Kathleen Moran-McCabe, JD •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Nadya Prood, MPH •
Center for Public Health Law Research
Bethany Saxon •
Center for Public Health Law Research

As the United States marks one year of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in more than 500,000 deaths so far and a historic economic recession, 50 top legal experts have convened to offer a new assessment of the U.S. policy response to the crisis in the COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future.

 

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