March 1, 2022
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders
  • Lawyers for two doctors convicted of illegal opioid prescribing will ask the Supreme Court to overturn the doctors’ convictions and establish a standard that allows doctors to raise a “good faith” defense. Juries could then consider whether doctors believed they were using their best medical judgment when prescribing medication. The New York Times notes, “The court’s decision on the broader legal questions could have significant implications for the latitude doctors can take in prescribing potentially addictive painkillers and other restricted medications.” (Article here)