CPHLR Receives NIH Grant to Support New Research and Dissemination Center to Make Scientific Findings about the Opioid Crisis Available to Impacted Communities

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Today, the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (CPHLR) received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, to support the creation of a new center to deliver lay-friendly, culturally-appropriate information of the latest scientific findings to communities most affected by the pain, opioid and overdose crises.

Stalled Momentum in State Efforts to Broadly Decriminalize Possession of Most or All Controlled Substances

Thursday, September 8, 2022

States are acting to decriminalize possession of most or all controlled substances, according to updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on that provide a high-level overview of legislation seeking to decriminalize personal drug possession. 

State Correctional Facilities Have Offered Limited Support for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment During the Pandemic

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fewer than half of all states had established treatment policies for accessing medication for opioid use disorder in state correctional facilities preceding COVID-19, and even fewer have adapted to the changing needs for treatment during the pandemic, according to updated data published today by Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research on 

Nearly Half of All States Have Now Passed Laws Limiting Authority to Respond to Public Health Emergencies

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Newly updated data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on captures details of laws in 21 states that establish new limits on executive authority to act in response to public health emergencies.