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Alcohol & Tobacco
October 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Updated CDC Report on Vaping-Related Hospitalizations Finds Nearly 80 Percent Linked to THC Products
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
Criminal Justice
October 9, 2019
Research & Commentary: Further Reforms to Ohio’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Could Address State’s Opioid Crisis
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
Criminal Justice
October 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: Reforming West Virginia’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Could Help Address State’s Opioid Epidemic
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
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Health Care
October 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: California Brings Telehealth Reforms to Medi-Cal
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
Health Care
October 1, 2019
Research & Commentary: Michigan’s Certificate of Need Laws Undermine Cancer Treatments
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.
Health Care
September 25, 2019
2019 Employer Health Benefits Survey
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey shows the cost of employer health plans is rising more than wages and inflation.

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Health Care
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
In an updated report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 78 percent of patients involved in recent vaping-related hospitalizations had used devices containing THC.
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
October 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
October 1, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Michigan's certificate of need laws and a recent vote to impose new accreditation requirements for health care providers seeking to offer new immunotherapy cancer treatments.
September 25, 2019
The Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey shows the cost of employer health plans is rising more than wages and inflation.
September 23, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Tennessee that would completely repeal the Volunteer State’s certificate of need laws in five years.
September 18, 2019
This report looks at reasons behind the less than robust market for the nine biosimilar drugs now approved for patient use.
September 17, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines several commonly asked questions about what pharmacy benefit managers are, the effect they have on drug prices, and some reforms currently being considered to regulate PBMs.
September 16, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a recent study from the Brookings Institution that found that emergency department use has continued to rise since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.