Achieving the Right Balance in Oversight of Physician Opioid Prescribing for Pain: The Role of State Medical Boards

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  • Diane E. Hoffmann,

    1. Diane E. Hoffrnann, J.D., M.S., is Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty & External Affairs, and Director of the Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her master's degree from Harvard School of Public Health. She has written on such topics as advance directives and surrogate decision-making, genetic testing of children, regulation of ethics committees and ethics committee process, regulation of research with the cognitively impaired, and obstacles to the adequate treatment of pain.
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  • Anita J. Tarzian

    1. Anita J. Tanian, Ph.D., R.N., is Research Associate for the Law and Health Care Program at the University of Maryland School of Law and an independent consultant in research and ethics. She received a Ph.D. in Nursing and Ethics and an M.S. in Intercultural Nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her research and professional interests have been concentrated in the areas of health care ethics, endof-life care/hospice, palliative care, multiculturalism, and underserved populations.
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