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Purdue Pharma coughs up: Beginning of the end for US opioid epidemic?

Mike Papantonio and Trial Lawyer magazine editor Farron Cousins break down Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s recent bankruptcy filing, and ask whether its $10 BILLION settlement is enough to compensate for the irreparable harm its highly addictive opioid has done to millions of Americans.

Papantonio and Cousins then talk about how a Florida judge has denied Epstein victims compensatory damages, sticking to the terms of the embarrassingly lenient “sweetheart deal” brokered in 2007 by former labor secretary Alex Acosta.

Then, host of RT’s Redacted Tonight Lee Camp gives his take on a recent report by Heliyon that points to over 100,000 cancer cases in the US linked to contaminants found in our drinking water. With Trump’s recent rollback of the Clean Water Rule, why does it seem like public health under this administration has fallen by the wayside?

Plus, legal journalist Mollye Barrows discusses the recent firing of former California judge Aaron Persky from his coaching position with a high-school tennis team. The firing stems from backlash associated with the former judge’s extremely light sentencing of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for raping 22-year-old Chanel Miller behind a dumpster.

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