New York City filed a lawsuit against the distributors and manufacturers of opioid prescription drugs, including Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and McKesson. As the manufacturer-to-consumer pipeline is muddied, recent attention is focused on how the recent opioid crisis could have been prevented. Host Dan Loney talks with William Evans, Professor and Department Chair Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, and Ethan Lieber, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame, to discuss their recent study “How the Reformulation of OxyContin Ignited the Heroin Epidemic” to take a look at some of the causes and potential remedies of this crisis on Knowledge at Wharton.
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