What if I told you that the pharmaceutical industry has very little to do with the epidemic of opioid drug overdoses and deaths in America? What if I told you that escalating opioid deaths have very little to do with bad prescribing practices? What I told you that these deaths stem more from drug trafficking from China than from overproduction by giant corporations? What if I told you that government efforts to restrict opioid prescribing is a disaster for genuine pain patients? And finally, what if these increased pain-killer drug deaths ultimately reflect the culture of despair afflicting our youth? I can guarantee you new insights into these issues from one of my best-informed guests, Richard Lawhern, PhD.