Outside Counsel with Jeffrey B. Simon

Outside Counsel with Jeffrey B. Simon

S1: UNPACKING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC The Outside Counsel podcast series offers unprecedented insight into the ways in which the wool continues to get pulled over our eyes by major companies & lawmakers, hosted by renowned trial lawyer, Jeffrey B. Simon. In season one, Jeffrey exposes the truth about how Big Pharma deceived the public about the dangers of prescription opioids, which led to hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths and counting.

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April 16, 2022 35 min

Using shocking real world examples, Jeffrey questions the alarmingly weak penalties and deep legal loopholes that play a deadly role in keeping the opioid epidemic alive.

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In conversation with Christy Couvillier: an active harm reduction advocate and community leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic. She's also a mother who lost her son just to an accidental overdose just one month prior to this interview.

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In conversation with prominent litigator & community leader Larry Taylor about the impact this relentless epidemic continues to have on lives and communities, and how the war on drugs is the epitome of selective outrage.

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April 15, 2022 37 min

Exploring two landmark trials that pursued public nuisance claims against opioid manufacturers as a legal remedy for the harm the crisis has caused communities around the US, and what their rulings mean for future litigation.

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April 15, 2022 38 min

A conversation with Chief Medical Officer and Addiction Specialist, Dr. Andrew Kolodny, about the real harm caused by this epidemic, who holds accountability, and what solutions loom on the horizon.

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April 15, 2022 29 min

Examining the insurmountably devastating toll this epidemic continues to take on communities across America, and the lack of remedies that are currently available.

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April 15, 2022 25 min

Unpacking the role of wholesale distributors in the opioid epidemic and how the slanted Marino Bill stripped the DEA of much of its power to regulate them.

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April 15, 2022 28 min

We continue our fascinating discussion with former Purdue Pharma sales rep turned whistleblower, Carol Panara. This time, Carol gets candid about her own feelings, the role she played in all of this, and the backlash she received for speaking out.

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April 15, 2022 48 min

How dangerous misinformation and market manipulation shifted the way pain medication was prescribed, ultimately causing the crisis as we know it. With special guest, former Purdue sales rep turned whistleblower, Carol Panara.

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April 15, 2022 31 min

On the series premier of Outside Counsel, Jeffrey offers insight into the opioid crisis that only an insider can. This episode features a comprehensive guide to thoroughly understanding the root causes of the epidemic, and how manufacturers flooded the legal marketplace with a surplus of painkillers.

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