The latest podcast from American Health Podcast, created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focuses on last month’s settlement between two Ohio counties and three drug distributors and a generic drug manufacturer. On October 21, the parties reached a $260 million settlement to avoid what would have been the first federal opioid trial over responsibility for the opioid epidemic.
Ms. Abbe Gluck, professor of law and faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, discusses the settlement’s impact on ongoing opioid litigation with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative and co-author of the 2019 book The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know. They also discuss what public health lessons can be applied from the litigation against tobacco companies in the 1990s.
The American Health Podcast is created by the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, a project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Initiative works to tackle some of the most pressing challenges to public health in the U.S: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health and violence.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on November 08