S1: UNPACKING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
The Outside Counsel podcast series offers unprecedented insight into the ways in which the wool continues to get pulled over our eyes by major companies & lawmakers, hosted by renowned trial lawyer, Jeffrey B. Simon. In season one, Jeffrey exposes the truth about how Big Pharma deceived the public about the dangers of prescription opioids, which led to hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths and counting.
14. Season Finale: Tragedy to Triumph
In conversation with Major Patricia Cole, a Lee County, Kentucky, EMT who has dedicated her career to opioid harm reduction following the tragic loss of her son to an accidental opioid overdose.
13. Pragmatic Approaches to Harm Reduction
Jeffrey sits down with Brian, a former multi-national tech exec who nearly lost his life to the disease of addiction. By illustrating the pathways from OxyContin to illicit heroin, and why the pugilistic “War on Drugs” policy approach to harm reduction has failed.
12. Dispatches from the Frontlines feat. Chris McGreal [part 2]
In the second installment of this exclusive interview, author and journalist Chris McGreal dives deep into the importance of destigmatizing the disease of opioid addiction, and how, in Chris’ assessment, corporate misconduct was aided and abetted by powerful Congressional allies and federal enforecemnt agencies.
11. Dispatches From the Frontlines feat. Chris McGreal [part 1]
In the first of this two-part interview, Jeffrey sits down with author and award-winning journalist, Chris McGreal, as he pulls the curtain back on his intense experience reporting from the front lines of this epidemic, as well as researching and writing his book: American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.
07. Impunity & the Tale of NORCO
Using shocking real world examples, Jeffrey questions the alarmingly weak penalties and deep legal loopholes that play a deadly role in keeping the opioid epidemic alive.
10. A Mother's Love & Loss
In conversation with Christy Couvillier: an active harm reduction advocate and community leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic. She's also a mother who lost her son just to an accidental overdose just one month prior to this interview.
Bone chilling in his calm and matter-of-fact delivery, Jeffrey describes in fascinating detail the tactics employed by corporate America to put profits over people. Everyday folks are left holding the bag while those who created the problem get away with murder. Jeffrey provides a rare glimpse into the inter workings of the opioid machine and the corporate greed that built and fueled it. Highly recommend.
Spot on about this man made epidemic
I’m on episode 5 and can attest that everything so far is spot on about this man made epidemic.
Thank you for bringing awareness and if you like this pod make sure you watch Dopesick on HULU ❤️🩹❤️🩹❤️🩹
The rare binge-worthy podcast
This is a thorough and riveting analysis of the root causes of the opioid epidemic and its impacts. Parts of the opioid story can be found in other places, but having it all in one place really emphasizes the threads of the story and how and why this public health crisis happened. I was sad to reach the last episode.