Opioids As The New Big Tobacco

A wave of litigation by state attorneys general against the biggest opioid manufacturers and distributors feels reminiscent of lawsuits brought by states in the 1990s against the tobacco industry.

James Tierney interviewed on recent suits by state attorneys general against opioid manufacturers: What can be learned from similar suits against big tobacco in the 1990s?

Ailsa Chang, "Opioids As The New Big Tobacco," Morning Edition: Planet Money, NPR, June 30, 2017.