An Oklahoma judge’s ruling that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for helping to fuel the state’s opioid crisis could provide the framework for pending litigation against pharmaceutical companies in other states.
American Addiction Centers has accused NAATP of engaging in a campaign to damage the reputation of AAC for the benefit of the association’s prominent not-for-profit members in a lawsuit filed in federal court. NAATP denies the allegations.
Months after Google, Facebook and, more recently, Bing began requiring addiction treatment centers to obtain certification to advertise, problematic ads are still appearing and providers wonder if the process has been worth it.
LeShaundra Cordier, MPH, CHES, communications team lead for the CDC, and Christina Zurla, partner with the strategic consulting and communications firm ICF, share ideas and advice for crafting and delivering effective opioid related messages.
Treatment centers run the risk of violating kickback laws by hosting improper professional education events. William P. Hoffman, shareholder for the Polsinelli law firm, recommends a series of steps to limit legal exposure.