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ATTORNEY GENERAL KWAME RAOUL’S OFFICE IS SUING SEVERAL PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OVER THE OPIOID CRISIS IN ILLINOIS. 

 

THE LAWSUIT IS FILED AGAINST COMPANIES LIKE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS AND MORE. IT ALLEGES THEY ENGAGED IN DECEPTIVE MARKETING PRACTICES THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC SAYS ATTORNEY GENERAL SPOKESPERSON ANNIE THOMPSON.

 

 

THE SUIT ALSO ALLEGES THAT DISTRIBUTORS MCKESSON, CARDINAL HEALTH AND OTHERS FAILED TO LOOK INTO SUSPICIOUS ORDERS OF OPIATES LIKE HYDROCODONE AND MORPHINE.

 

 

ACCORDING TO THE C-D-C…MORE THAN 130 AMERICANS DIE EACH DAY FROM OPIOID OVERDOSE.

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