Wisdom of another opioid lawsuit questioned

Trump’s directive for a ‘major lawsuit’ [against opioid manufacturers] made at a Cabinet meeting Thursday, ‘doesn’t make sense,’ said James Tierney, former attorney general of Maine. ‘There’s so much leverage that the federal government already has. They don’t need to use a court system.’

.... ‘If the president really wanted to do something about opioids,’ Tierney said, he could implement many of the 56 final recommendations, widely praised, from the commission he appointed Chris Christie to lead two months after taking office.

Sarah Owermohle, "Wisdom of another opioid lawsuit questioned," Prescription Pulse, Politico, August 20, 2018.