Category: Tort Reform

Big Pharma and Big Tobacco

Opioid Addiction President Trump has declared the opioid addiciton crisis a national emergency, but nothing is changing. If it really is a national emergency, why has nothing happened to stop it? President Trump declared a 90 day public health emergency to mobilize the federal government. Unfortunately, that declaration expired with barely a flutter. A senior […]

The Opioid Crisis, Lobbying, and the Amicus Brief

Definition of opiate: a drug (such as morphine or codeine) containing or derived from opium and tending to induce sleep and alleviate pain. We are having an opioid crisis in America. One of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last year the Chamber spent over $100 million on federal lobbying.  However, the Chamber’s influence […]