July 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Opioid Lawsuits: Is This What Justice Looks Like?
Opioid addiction is considered an epidemic in the United States. Overdose deaths and addiction to opioids, reliance on illegal narcotics and an increase in crime, a drain on community resources, and families broken up are just some of the consequences our country is dealing with.
One attempt at addressing the crisis has been taking pharmaceutical companies to court. Most of the companies have ended up paying out billion dollar settlements, though with no admission of guilt. So is that enough?
- Are these settlements a step in the right direction in the war against opioids?
- What do you think justice looks like for the families and communities impacted by opioid addiction?
- Do these settlements bring us closer to that description of justice?
- Can you think of unintended consequences of these settlements?
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