The opioid crisis in America has resulted in hundreds of addictions and deaths over the past several years, affecting men, women, and adolescents in all cities, counties, and states. Many people who become addicted to opiate drugs were upstanding citizens with families and jobs who were injured and prescribed these drugs for pain relief. What the pharmaceutical companies aren't telling you is that opioids are highly addictive and can be impossible to stop taking without clinical drug detox and rehab. Many people who struggle with opiate addiction often end up taking street heroin, if they are no longer able to legally obtain their prescription painkiller of choice; heroin is often cheaper and easier to obtain than a false prescription.
Mark Tate is taking the fight to the opioid manufacturers who were responsible for creating and marketing these dangerous pharmaceuticals. He's represented many municipal counties in Georgia in lawsuits against big pharma for financial and civic devastation caused by the opioid epidemic.