Wendy E. Parmet, JD

Wendy E. Parmet is the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, where she is also the faculty director of the Center for Health Policy & Law. Her research focuses on access to health care and the use of the law to protect public health.


Posts by Wendy E. Parmet, JD

Involuntary treatment for substance use disorder: A misguided response to the opioid crisis

Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH

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Wendy E. Parmet, JD

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A proposed expansion of the existing laws in Massachusetts that allow involuntary commitment of a person with substance use disorder may be motivated by genuine concern, but available data suggest this approach is less effective than voluntary treatment, and may even be more dangerous.