The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

The war on opioids moves to the courtroom

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids killed more than 42,000 people in 2016. The White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates that just in 2015, the cost associated with the opioid crisis topped $500 billion. So Moore, now in private practice, is now taking his skills on the road again -- encouraging cities, counties, even entire states to come together and sue the drug makers the same way states coalesced to sue Big Tobacco. "Tobacco [companies] told us that nicotine was not an addictive drug. They told us that smoking did not cause cancer," he said...

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