English-Opioid Epidemic – who got rich?
Opioid Epidemic – who got rich?
Instructions: Listen to the NPR On Point broadcast (audio podcast) about the issue: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/10/23/one-family-reaped-billions-from-opioids (The untold story about the family that made billions off America’s Opioid flood, knowing the risks and pushing the product anyway.)
Q: Listen to the podcast. What are your opinions about the origins of the opioid epidemic in America? How should we address this issue as a nation? Given what you’ve learned this semester and in this podcast, should we blame the family who made huge profits, the big Pharma companies who profited, the doctors for over-prescribing, the black-market dealers, or the addicts themselves? Discuss. What do you see as possible solutions to this social problem?
To earn full credit (10 pts.): Answer the question fully (at least 200 words) in your own words.