New federal numbers show that life expectancy in the U.S. dropped for the second consecutive year. Health officials are pointing to opioids as the problem. Even as President Trump has declared a “health emergency” over these drugs, the problem just seems to get worse. Now states, cities and counties are suing the drug makers. We find out what they hope to accomplish in these suits.
States and counties sue opioid makers while death toll increases
- Andrew Noymer - UC Irvine - @AndrewNoymer
- Paul J. Hanly Jr. - lawyer representing local governments suing opioid makers