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Tenn. DAs, Addicted Baby's Guardian Sue Opioid Makers

Law360, New York (June 14, 2017, 6:34 PM EDT) -- Three Tennessee district attorneys and the guardian of a baby born addicted to painkillers hit drugmakers Purdue, Endo and Mallinckrodt with a state court suit Tuesday alleging the companies stoked the opioid crisis, a case that also takes aim at the state’s damages caps.

The suit claims the companies fraudulently pushed their painkillers to a market of unsuspecting doctors and patients and turned a blind eye to the epidemic even when it became clear that large parts of the U.S. were being “devastated” by addiction to...
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