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ASPPH Presents Webinar: Opioid Litigation and the Opportunity to Advance Public Health Approaches Through a Possible Master Settlement Agreement

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by cities, counties, and others against opioid manufacturers and distributors. This webinar will focus on the status of the litigation and the opportunity a settlement agreement might offer to advance public health approaches to the address the opioid problem. Former Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell will discuss the scope of the litigation, its aims, and how a multi-party settlement might be reached. Dean Cheryl Healton (NYU), who is the former President and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation (now the Truth Initiative), will lead a discussion on how the public health community can suggest specific interventions that might be proposed for inclusion in any settlement. Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will also participate in the webinar to share his perspectives as a former federal, state and local health official.

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  • Featured Speakers

    William H. Sorrell, J.D.

    Former Attorney General, State of Vermont

    Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH

    Dean and Professor, College of Global Public Health, and Director, Global Institute of Public Health, New York University

    Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD

    Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health