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The debut episode of "From Big Pharma to Recovery - The Intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and the Criminal Legal System" is hosted by Brian Lovins, who has worked in the criminal legal system for 30 years. This podcast aims to explore the opioid epidemic and its intersection with the criminal legal system.

In this episode, titled "How and Why are we here? The Breadth of the Problem," We discuss the origins of the opioid epidemic, including Big Pharma and pill mills, and talk to experts about when they first realized the crisis was underway.

During the episode, the experts discuss opioid use disorder, withdrawal, and Narcan, a medication used to save lives. They also address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the opioid epidemic. This podcast aims to bring evidence-based treatment and reduce barriers to accessing treatment for opioid use disorders, both at the state and federal levels, and to find solutions to the opioid epidemic and criminal justice reform.

04/18/23 • 26 min

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