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Sun 7

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Opioid Lawsuits: Is This What Justice Looks Like?

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

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?

Join the Crossing Party Lines discussion and have a voice in our Nation’s Conversation! People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard.

Please do your best to arrive at the beginning of the meeting – once we are in breakout rooms and the conversations have started, the meeting doors close to new arrivals. The breakout rooms open (and the doors close) approximately 15 minutes after the hour.

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https://www.meetup.com/pro/crossingpartylines

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