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Chicago sues major narcotics manufacturers

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The city of Chicago filed charges Monday against five major narcotics manufacturers, accusing them them of concealing health risks associated with painkillers.

The city of Chicago filed charges in Cook County Circuit Court Monday against five major narcotics manufacturers, accusing them them of concealing health risks associated with painkillers. Among the companies is Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals. According to the Chicago Tribune:

“The City of Chicago has filed suit against five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers, accusing the companies of concealing the health risks associated with a class of potent painkillers in order to boost profits.

Filed in Cook County Circuit Court on Monday, the suit contends the drugmakers violated city ordinances and other laws against false advertising, conspiracy, insurance fraud and consumer fraud by “knowingly and aggressively” marketing opioids such as OxyContin as “rarely addictive” and touting benefits that “lacked scientific support.”

[Read more in the Chicago Tribune]

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