Drug Cos. Lose Bid to Stay Chicago's Opioid Marketing Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 29, 2016, 9:49 PM EDT) -- Some of the nation's leading pharmaceutical companies on Thursday lost a bid to dodge consumer fraud claims from the city of Chicago over an alleged scheme to sell opiates despite their addictive properties, with an Illinois federal judge denying an attempt to stay the case pending FDA reviews.

Chicago sued Teva Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma Inc. and other drugmakers in 2014, saying they misled doctors and the public about the addictive nature of opiates and pushed prescriptions despite known dangers of addiction.

The pharmaceutical companies in November tried to dismiss the city's 325-page second amended complaint on multiple fronts, including trying to stay...

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