The war on opioids moves to the courtroom


Source: CBS News

WHO’S TO BLAME for this nation’s opioid crisis? If anyone is qualified to point an accusing finger, it may be the man who led the fight against another scourge years ago. Our Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan: 

“We will bring this industry to their knees right here in Mississippi, and I’m proud of that,” said Mike Moore.

When Moore — a self-described country lawyer — first stood up against “Big Tobacco,” everyone thought he was crazy.

“Let me tell you something: When I filed the case in 1994, my mom thought I was crazy!” he told Cowan. “She called me and said, ‘It might be time for you to come home now.'”

They weren’t laughing for long, though.  Just four years later, as Mississippi’s Attorney General, he negotiated the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history, forcing


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