Counties Sue Over Painkillers

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Two California counties are suing the pharmaceutical industry over prescription painkillers. Prosecutors from Orange County and Santa Clara County say five major drug companies are responsible for an addiction epidemic that’s plaguing their communities. The counties accuse the drug makers of illegally marketing the painkillers.

Credits

Guests:
Tony Rackauckas - Orange County District Attorney - @OCDATony, Frank Lichtenberg - Columbia Business School

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott