Teamsters Files Suit Against Drug Cos. For Opioid Push

Law360, New York (November 29, 2017, 6:28 PM EST) -- A potential class of third-party payors led by a Teamsters health and welfare benefit fund on Tuesday joined the wealth of parties suing drugmakers and distributors for allegedly conspiring to market opioids as safe for long-term use without scientific backing, leading to the national opioid crisis.

Teamsters Health Services and Insurance Plan Local 404 says that Purdue Pharma LP, Cephalon Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals and other companies violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act as part of a scheme to increase the number...
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