These multi-billion dollar fines sound enormous, but like the one levied on Facebook, they represent a small portion of the company’s actual assets.
Picture a horde of lemmings suddenly deciding to change direction and stampede off a different cliff.
Legal responsibility, however, is quite different. J&J’s attorneys will do whatever they can to shift blame elsewhere.
Cannabis doesn’t replace opioids the way methadone or buprenorphine do. There’s no antagonist effect as with naloxone or naltrexone.
Meanwhile , the healthcare field continues to struggle with legitimate issues around the use of (and controls over) opioids in medical practice.
I compare it to finding someone lying on the sidewalk, helping them up, brushing them off, and pushing them down again.
We can’t be too surprised at the extraordinary lengths that owners and CEOs will go to hang onto those profits.
…optimally, the goal isn’t just to get different specialists to work together, it’s to educate all practitioners to address the patient with awareness of both perspectives.