Barnes to Speak at Rx Summit

Michael C. Barnes, Esq., Principal Attorney at Sequel Legal, will speak and moderate in-person at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, April 18-20. Barnes will participate in the following educational programs:

April 18: Opioid Settlement: Protecting and Optimizing Proceeds. Barnes will moderate and speak during this session, which will provide an overview of the efforts being taken by state and local governments to ensure that opioid litigation proceeds will help prevent or treat substance use disorders and their adverse outcomes, and support recovery. Speakers will discuss the Model Opioid Litigation Proceeds Act, which community leaders and policymakers can use to advocate for the adoption of state laws to ensure that opioid litigation proceeds are used to prevent and respond to drug poisonings, treat substance use disorders, and support recovery. The Model Opioid Litigation Proceeds Act was researched and drafted by the Legislative Analysis and Policy Association in collaboration with the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown Law Center, the Center for U.S. Policy, and Brown and Weinraub, and with the input of subject matter experts and peer reviewers.

April 19: Data to Action: How ATLAS® and Quality Metrics Support Transformation of the Addiction Treatment System. Barnes will moderate this session, which will examine the ways that data has changed views of substance use disorder treatment, and how that change affects the lives of people with substance use disorders.

April 20: Tennessee Recovery Navigators: Connecting Patients to Treatment From Hospital Emergency Departments. Barnes will moderate this session, which will discuss innovative ways patients in Tennessee are accessing critical treatments for substance use disorders from hospital emergency departments.

Learn more about the 2022 Rx Summit.