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.
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.
09. Socioeconomics of The Opioid Crisis
In conversation with prominent litigator & community leader Larry Taylor about the impact this relentless epidemic continues to have on lives and communities, and how the war on drugs is the epitome of selective outrage.
08. A Tale of Two Cases
Exploring two landmark trials that pursued public nuisance claims against opioid manufacturers as a legal remedy for the harm the crisis has caused communities around the US, and what their rulings mean for future litigation.
06. Validation & Remedies
A conversation with Chief Medical Officer and Addiction Specialist, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, about the real harm caused by this epidemic, who holds accountability, and what solutions loom on the horizon.
05. The Scope of the Crisis
Examining the insurmountably devastating toll this epidemic continues to take on communities across America, and the lack of remedies that are currently available.
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.