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Joshua Horton recently published a long article in Forum magazine, a publication of the Connecticut Trial Lawyer’s Association. The article is entitled “Pandemic Predators and Collateral Consequences” and addresses the injustices facing many patients who attempt treatment for substance use during the pandemic. The article appears in the Spring 2022 issue and can be read in its entirety on Legal Trends Watch.

Here is the author’s overview:

The last two years have thrown more at America than she has had to endure in many years. But none were more affected than those who suffer from mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) issues.1 Opioid epidemic awareness and MDL litigation have done a great deal to curb prescription overdose deaths but have done little to address the influx of fentanyl into America’s illicit drug supply (most of which flows into this country from China via Mexican drug cartels.