Author: Officials Drunk on Alcohol Money Call Opioids the ‘Biggest Health Crisis’

BURLINGTON, Wis., March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The first lawsuit of the opioid crisis against a major manufacturer of opioid prescription pills was settled yesterday. The settlement emerged from nearly 2,000 lawsuits threatening to push the manufacturer to a bankruptcy safe-haven, says the author of Look What Dragged the Cat In: The Rise of an Opioid Crisis. In the book, presented in hardcover at academic conferences in 2018 and available in e-book today, author Scott Stevens demonstrates how neither the drugmaker nor doctors are to blame in the ‘ab irato’ lawsuits. “Are their hands clean? No. But they didn’t create this crisis, or the two it’s spawned (benzodiazepines and methamphetamine),” says Stevens.

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