Opioid litigation, why is it happening and what does it mean for patients who legitimately need pain relief?

Posted by Keith Jackson on March 28, 2018

Opioids, opioid addiction, and “pill mills” are increasingly in the news.  The president recently declared a public health emergency related to the growing opioid addiction crisis. Within the past year, hundreds of local governments filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors.  Why? And what does this mean for Americans who legitimately need long-term pain relief? We answer these questions below.  But first, we look into other frequently asked questions about opioids. What are opioids? How do opioid medications affect our...

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