Pain Care Legislation & Policy Update

On June 17, 2020, DCBA Law & Policy Managing Partner Michael Barnes presented alongside Wade Delk, Government Affairs Director of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), for the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) 2020 Pain Care Legislation and Public Policy Webinar. Mr. Barnes and Mr. Delk provided an update on state and federal […]

DCBA Partner Discusses Drug Pricing Bills in Congress on Fox Business

DCBA Law & Policy Partner Michael Barnes recently made an appearance on Fox Business Live, where he discussed conflicting messages about the impact of the U.S. drug abuse crisis on corporate profits. Barnes then analyzed drug pricing bills in Congress and how they could affect Americans’ access to new medicines for conditions like Alzheimer’s and […]

U.S. Surgeon General: Warm Handoffs Are ‘Immediate Priority’

On Thursday, October 24, the Senate Finance Committee held a full committee hearing on the topic of substance abuse in the United States. Among the witnesses was the Surgeon General of the United States, Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH. Dr. Adams detailed the current approach of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), highlighted […]

Emergency Responses to Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

DCBA Law’s Managing Partner Michael C. Barnes spoke today at the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority Conference in Durant, Oklahoma. Barnes’ presentation, “Compassion and Common Sense: Emergency Responses to Substance Abuse and Mental Illness,” provided information on the nation’s overdose crisis and delved into some of the major initiatives that have been undertaken at the […]