The causes of the opioid epidemic are myriad and unique, and undermine the legal claims faced by manufacturers. Opioids are not tobacco, and pharmaceutical companies — who produce and distribute medicine that for many provide vital relief from chronic, agonizing pain — are not cigarette companies. Read our Law360 article discussing how the opioid crisis is a public health problem and it is irresponsible to fit the pharmaceutical industry into the mold of Big Tobacco.  Our bottom line is that litigation is not a proper solution.