Now On Demand: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Published 09 April 2019 by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Click here to view the recent webinar from Manatt Health and the AMA—and discover leading-edge responses and next steps for stopping the opioid epidemic. Click here to download a free copy of the presentation.

With the number of opioid deaths six times higher in 2017 than in 1999, the opioid epidemic is continuing its rampage across the country. What can be done to solve the epidemic? What steps have states taken that are showing meaningful progress? What needs to come next? To uncover the answers, Manatt Health and the American Medical Association (AMA) performed an in-depth analysis of how four hard-hit states—Pennsylvania, Colorado, Mississippi and North Carolina—are addressing the epidemic. We shared our findings in a recent webinar—and we want to be sure you don’t miss any of the important information revealed during the program.

If you or anyone on your team were unable to attend the session—or want to view it again—click here to access it free, on demand. To download a free copy of the webinar presentation for your continued reference, click here. Key topics covered during the program include:

  • Analyzing states’ responses to the opioid epidemic in three key areas: substance use disorder treatment, pain management and harm reduction
  • Examining best practices for fighting the epidemic—and opportunities to build on successes—with a focus on state insurance departments and Medicaid programs
  • Putting into action critical tools for battling the epidemic—including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), insurance parity law enforcement, naloxone access and multimodal pain care
  • Identifying initiatives that are making an impact
  • Creating a road map stakeholders can follow to find an effective path forward

If you have any questions or issues you’d like to discuss after viewing the webinar, please contact Joel Ario, Managing Director, Manatt Health, at 518.431.6719 or

P.S. If you would like to download free copies of our Pennsylvania and Colorado analyses of best practices and next steps for ending the opioid epidemic, click here. (The North Carolina and Mississippi analyses are in the process of being published, and we will share those links as soon as they are available.)