When Opioid Prescribing by Physicians Turns Criminal

Betty Q. Hixson

On March 1, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a serious issue facing medical practitioners: When can their care turn criminal in the context of prescribing opioids? The Court’s decision will have broad implications not only for the many physicians and other practitioners who prescribe opioids, but also […]

Markey Joins Trone, Cotton In Leading U.S. Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking, Release Final Report Outlining Its Key Findings and Proposals

Betty Q. Hixson

Washington (February 8, 2022) — Today, Chairman Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), joined Commission Chairs Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), alongside Congressman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), released the final report of the U.S. Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking. Established by the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act, […]