The Journal of Opioid Management has issued a call for articles for its special issue on opioid law and policy. Submissions are due January 30, 2023.

The Journal of Opioid Management (JOM) issued a call for papers for its upcoming special issue, “Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Approaches to Reducing Opioid Use Disorder and Opioid-Involved Poisonings.” The special issue will introduce and assess innovative approaches to reducing the prevalence of opioid use disorder (OUD) and opioid-involved poisonings.

The journal invites submission of original papers, research, case studies, literature reviews, and expert analysis on the following topics:

  • US Supreme Court and other court rulings and their impacts on opioid prescribing and access
  • Legislation and regulation affecting pain management and OUD prevention, interventions, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery support
  • A review of state and local laws and policies and their effectiveness in reducing opioid misuse,
    OUD, opioid-involved poisonings, and other risks and harms
  •  Legal and regulatory changes for opioid treatment program (OTP) take-home doses
  •  Laws and regulations affecting telehealth-based opioid treatment (TBOT)
  • Eliminating the “X-waiver” requirement for office-based opioid treatment (OBOT)
  • Lawsuits brought by patients who need opioids
  • Enforcement and its chilling effects
  • Broader public health aspects of OUD and opioid-involved poisonings, including managing the public health crisis at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as responses in foreign countries

Center for U.S. Policy Chairman Michael C. Barnes is the editor of the special issue.

The deadline for submission is January 30, 2023. Learn more or submit a manuscript here.