Twenty-four states and thousands of local governments agreed to a multibillion-dollar proposed settlement by Oxycontin maker, Purdue Pharmaceuticals LP, and its owners, the Sackler family, while a number of Attorney Generals in 25 states have refused. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co‑host, Robert P. Caples, Jr. are joined by attorney Jonathan Novak from the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, as they discuss this proposed settlement, Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing, and whether the remaining 25 states will agree to a settlement or take their fight to the courts.
Prescription opioids kill more Americans than car accidents. According to the CDC, six out of 1-thousand babies are born with opiate withdrawal resulting in longterm health problems. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host, Heather Anderson talk with attorney Celeste Brustowicz, a member of Opioid Justice Team, about the legal work underway among a group of highly skilled attorneys, doctors and civil leaders on behalf of the babies in the opioid crisis.