Opioids: The Crisis in 2022 and Beyond

After years of tragic deaths and through a global pandemic, some experts contend that the opioid epidemic has only gotten worse.  

Three noted voices in the field provide their thoughts and opinions on the opioid crisis, how it began, why it persists, and how it finally can be solved.


  • Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute 
  • Joseph Grogan, Founder, Fire Arrow Consulting, and Former Director, United States Domestic Policy Council
  • Paul Larkin, Senior Legal Research Fellow, the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Moderator: Mike Hurst, Partner, Phelps Dunbar LLP and Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi 



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