Michael C. Barnes

National Advisory Board Member
Executive Director, Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence

• Moderator Treatment Track: Best Practices in Treating Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice Population
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
• Moderator Third-Party Payer Track: Advances in Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
• Treatment Track: Buprenorphine: Knocking Out Pill Mills and Minimizing Diversion
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Barnes_Michael-2015-lgMichael C. Barnes, JD, is the Executive Director of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD), a national non-profit working to reduce prescription drug abuse. Mr. Barnes is also a practicing attorney and the managing partner at DCBA Law & Policy in Washington, D.C. He provides practical insight into complex issues, including the nation’s prescription drug abuse epidemic, having authored more than 10 scholarly articles published in journals such as the University of Maryland’s Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. Mr. Barnes presents frequently at conferences nationwide and performs legal and political analysis for radio and TV networks, including CNN, HLN and FOX News. He previously served as confidential counsel in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).