Oklahoma AG sues drug manufacturers over opioid addiction
June 30, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Friday sued more than a dozen manufacturers of opioid pain medication, alleging that deceptive marketing campaigns by the drugmakers have fueled the state's opioid epidemic.
The lawsuit alleges the manufacturers "executed massive and unprecedented marketing campaigns through which they misrepresented the risks of addiction from their opioids and touted unsubstantiated benefits."
"We believe these companies are culpable for the tragic, heartbreaking number of Oklahomans who have become addicted or who have died as a result of th...