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Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals is a podcast created by the K&L Gates health care practice group to inform our clients and friends of the firm about the latest developments in health law. If you would like to provide feedback or would like to suggest a topic for a future episode of Triage, please contact usUse the icons below to subscribe to Triage via your favorite podcast app to have our episodes delivered directly to you as they become available.

Mar 27, 2018

In the seventh episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Erica Jackson discusses efforts by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the crisis, while still permitting patient access to effective pain management. Specifically, the episode discusses safety labeling updates, implementation of...


Mar 16, 2018

In the sixth episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Lauren Perry discusses some of the legal obligations for providers who prescribe controlled substances as treatment for substance abuse disorders.

Specific state and federal requirements will generally vary depending on the type of medication prescribed...


Mar 8, 2018

In the fifth episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Hilary Bowman discusses the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) role in regulating individuals and entities handling controlled substances, including opioids. 

Specifically, the episode explains the impact of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery...


Mar 1, 2018

In the fourth episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Ruth Granfors and Tracy Lawless discuss how opioid treatment is reimbursed under Medicaid and other public programs.

Recently, policymakers have considered a variety of solutions for increased funding, such as the availability of Section 1115 waivers of...


Feb 22, 2018

In the third episode of our series on the national opioid crisis, Amanda Makki and Corbin Santo provide an overview of how the Trump Administration and Congress may address the opioid epidemic this year.

Following the establishment of a presidential commission on drug addiction and the opioid crisis in 2017, additional...