[podcast] USA: Interview with lawyer suing pharma companies over opioid epidemic
Author: Alison Frankel, Reuters, Published on: 19 October 2018
"The trillion-dollar question: Can private lawyers hold drug companies accountable for the opioid epidemic?", Oct 2018
Cities, states and counties across the country have hired private lawyers to sue the pharmaceutical companies that they blame for the addiction crisis that has cost tens of thousands of lives – and billions of dollars. One of the leaders of the private litigation, Paul Hanly, discusses why he thinks it’s okay for lawyers with a profit motive to step in when governments can’t otherwise afford to hold defendants accountable.