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Episode 268 – Rudy Giuliani & The Lost Opportunity to Make Them Pay

2020-01-21T11:57:00-05:00January 7th, 2020|Education, Harm Reduction, Legal/Legislation, Podcasts|

Rudy Giuliani & The Lost Opportunity to Make Them Pay In 2006, Purdue Pharma was under fire for falsely advertising the addictiveness of its opioid, OxyContin. Many families believed that handcuffs were the only justifiable punishment, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) seemed to agree.  Yet, somehow Giuliani Partners LLC managed [...]

Ep. 247 – The Corrupting Influence of Purdue: WHO knew?

2019-06-28T17:04:48-05:00June 28th, 2019|Podcasts|

As negative press continued to build for Purdue Pharma and the opioid crisis grew, their U.S. market shares began to shrink. Prescriptions for OxyContin fell more than 40% since 2010, equating to billions in lost revenue. The company’s owners, the Sackler Family, started pursuing a new strategy; go global through their international [...]

Ep. 231 – “60 Minutes” Whistleblower Shares What Happened When Congress Sided with Industry Over an Agency

2019-03-11T17:13:49-05:00March 8th, 2019|Podcasts|

When a key member of the government’s legal team went to work for the pharmaceutical industry, the job of diversion control enforcement changed dramatically. In this episode, Mr. Joseph Rannazzisi, who for over a decade, was the front man in the government’s battle against the opioid epidemic, shares a first-hand account of [...]