I’m no lawyer, but it makes me think of robbing a bank and returning 20% of the spoils to avoid jail.
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.