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Today in America we are in the grips of the largest drug epidemic in American history: the opioid epidemic. Drug overdoses, mostly to opioid drugs, are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In recent years, Americans witnessed a decrease in natural life expectancy for the first time since the early 1960s. The primary cause this decrease was overdoses on opioids. Since the onset of Covid-19, America’s opioid epidemic has grown worse. Deaths from opioid overdoses rose 30% over the last year. Opioid addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that is life-threatening if left inadequately treated. Though not curable, opioid addiction is treatable and manageable if the resources are available to the patient and the patient can be kept alive long enough to enter treatment.

During this season, we will discuss the nature, causes, and dimensions of America’s opioid epidemic, and what we, together, can do to address this public health crisis.

Episode 1

Episode 1: Oversupply Expands the Demand

SERIES PREMIERE! How manufacturers flooded the legal marketplace with a surplus of painkillers.

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Episode 2

Episode 2: Scripts for Tips Pt. 1

How dangerous misinformation and market manipulation shifted the way pain medication was prescribed, ultimately causing…

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Episode 3

Episode 3: Scripts for Tips Pt. 2

We continue the conversation with Former Purdue Pharma sales rep turned whistleblower, Carol Panara, who…

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Episode 4

Episode 4: Fox Watches the Henhouse

Unpacking the role of wholesale distributors in the opioid epidemic and how the slanted Marino…

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Episode 5

Episode 5: The Scope of the Crisis

Examining the devastating toll this epidemic continues to take on our society and the lack…

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Episode 6

Episode 6: Validation & Remedies

A conversation with Chief Medical Officer and Addiction Specialist, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, about the real…

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Episode 7

Episode 7: Impunity & The Tale of NORCO

Questioning the alarmingly weak penalties faced by individuals who play a role in this ongoing…

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Episode 8

Episode 8: A Tale of Two Cases

Exploring two landmark trials that pursued public nuisance claims against opioid manufacturers as a legal…

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Episode 9

Episode 9: Socioeconomics of The Opioid Crisis

In conversation with prominent litigator & community leader Larry Taylor about the impact this relentless…

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Episode 10

Episode 10: A Mother’s Love & Loss

In conversation with Christy Couvillier: a mother who lost her son to addiction and penned…

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Video

Episode 1: Oversupply Expands the Demand

31 min 58 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 2: Scripts for Tips Pt. 1

48 min 37 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 3: Scripts for Tips Pt. 2

28 min 14 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 4: Fox Watches the Henhouse

25 min 16 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 5: The Scope of the Crisis

29 min 06 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 6: Validation & Remedies

38 min 40 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 7: Impunity & The Tale of NORCO

36 min 01 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 8: A Tale of Two Cases

37 min 22 sec 15 April 2022

Episode 10: A Mother’s Love & Loss

24 min 13 sec 15 April 2022