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How the Purdue opioid settlement could help the public understand the roots of the drug crisis

  • Written by Antoine Lentacker, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
How the Purdue opioid settlement could help the public understand the roots of the drug crisisEsther Nesbitt lost two of her children to drug overdoses.Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

There’s a long history of U.S. courts being called upon to fix large-scale public health crises.

Lawyers and judges, for instance, were key in settling claims related to asbestos, lead paint, Agent Orange and tobacco. More recently, they have...

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