Drug companies ask Oklahoma judge to dismiss opioid lawsuit


September 27, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drug companies have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma's attorney general accusing them of fueling the state's opioid epidemic through fraudulent marketing.

About a dozen pharmaceutical companies, including Purdue Pharma L.P., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Allergan PLC, filed a brief Friday saying they've complied with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's requirements to warn the public about potential risks that come with using their drugs, The Oklahoman reported .

They also say they can't be blamed for all the state's opioid-related problems....

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