In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. 130 people die every day from opioid-related overdoses, and more than 2.1 million people have an opioid-use disorder. Mike Papantonio is a prominent trial lawyer and author known for numerous multi-million dollar verdicts on behalf of the victims of corporate corruption. In the past, hes fought cases against big pharma, the tobacco industry, weapons manufacturers, among others and now,... [see more] hes focusing his efforts on the ever-growing issue of opioid addiction. With Mikes perspective as a lawyer, this conversation (hosted by WSREs Jeff Weeks) delves deep into the details of the opioid crisis that may have previously been overlooked. These highly addictive drugs were being prescribed by trusted medical providers across the country, resulting in widespread addiction that affects Americans of all backgrounds. Now, cities and the families within them have been left to clean up the mess, while the corporations behind the epidemic dodge responsibility. Hosted by Jeff Weeks, this in-depth discussion gives viewers a unique perspective on the epidemic that has impacted so many Americans, examining the origins of the epidemic, the aftermath, and what lies ahead for those affected.