Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific (90 minutes)
Format: Live Webinar
Topic: Opioids and the Law:  Trends in Federal and State Enforcement Initiatives

This webinar will discuss legal trends in addressing the opioid crisis, and will explore how state, local, and tribal jurisdictions are responding to this issue by enacting a wide variety of laws related to prevention of opioid overdose and deaths.  Speakers will also discuss current trends in opioid-related litigation, including recent suits filed by dozens of state, tribal, and local governments against opioid manufacturers. This program will also feature a discussion of new federal enforcement initiatives, including the formation of the Department of Justice’s Opioid Fraud and Detection Unit and the 2017 Health Care Fraud Take Down. Panelists will also highlight 2018 federal funding and other efforts aimed at reducing the drug supply, and demand of opioids, through prevention, treatment, and recovery, and the implications for the health care industry.

Note: No CLE offered for this course.