(Natural News) What many are now referring to as the “opioid crisis” represents one of the worst epidemics of our time, claiming more than 64,000 lives annually, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). But the perpetrator of it all, the pharmaceutical industry, will not be going unpunished if a wave of potential lawsuits soon to be pending in multiple states is victorious in achieving justice.
New reports suggest that Big Pharma could soon go the way of Big Tobacco as a result of these suits, seeing as how the very same lawyer that tanked the cigarette industry is now going after the legal drug cartels that make and sell them. Mike Moore, a former attorney general from Mississippi, is aggressively calling on states to pursue legal remedy against drug companies for failing to properly calculate the addiction risks of their opioid drugs.
Moore is calling on at least 25 states to join him in building a multi-state coalition to sue the pants off of the drug industry for recklessly harming and killing millions with its opioid poisons. It is a similar strategy to the one he employed as attorney general back in 1994 when he filed the first ever state lawsuit against tobacco companies. Not long after, he helped to spearhead another lawsuit that led to negotiations that in turn resulted in a $246 billion settlement.
“I want there to be a huge amount of resources available for treatment,” Moore is quoted as saying. “And I want the industry to change…Read More