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Episode 37: Opioid Settlements & The Future of Addiction Treatment

Dr. Fred Rottnek

In 2020, almost 70,000 Americans died of an opioid related overdose. It is a public health crisis that knows no boundaries, including race, wealth or even the pandemic. In the past year, the court system has seen some massive settlements against drug makers for their roles in this crisis. But what does this mean for families suffering from addiction now, and what does the future hold? In this episode we are joined by Dr. Fred Rottnek. Board-certified in Family Medicine and in Addiction Medicine, Dr. Rottnek is the Director of Community Medicine and the Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Saint Louis University. He is also one of the Center for Health Law Studies affiliated faculty members and has recently taught a course with law Professor Chad Flanders on Opioids and the Law. 

This episode was recorded live before a Zoom audience on August 19, 2021 as part of the Center for Health Law Studies' Health Law Live series.

SLU LAW · Opioid Settlements & the Future of Addiction Treatment - Dr. Fred Rottnek