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18June

Ohio Sues 5 Drug Companies Over Opioid Crisis

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that Ohio is suing drug companies for their role in flooding our state with addictive opioids. Read more from the Plain Dealer:

“Ohio is suing five drug companies for flooding the state with prescription painkillers that gave rise to the state’s opioid addiction and overdose crisis.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the lawsuit during a Wednesday news conference. Ohio is the second state to sue drug manufacturers, following Mississippi….”

“The lawsuit alleges the companies overstated benefits of prescription opioids and understated the risks. DeWine said the evidence will show the companies did so to boost profits and deceived physicians who prescribed the drugs.

“This lawsuit is about justice, it’s about fairness. It’s about what is right,” DeWine said during a news conference. “It is just and it is right that the people who played a significant role in creating this mess in the state of Ohio should pay to clean it up.”

Read the full story here.