Tribe Says Opioid Makers Caused 'Public Health Crisis'

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A northern California tribe added another complaint to the slew of cases over the opioid epidemic Monday, slapping Purdue Pharma LP and other drug manufacturers and distributors with a suit accusing the companies of lying about the addictiveness of their drugs and hiding suspicious orders from regulators.

The Yurok Tribe said Purdue Pharma, Allergan PLC, Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp. and others worked together to make sure that opioids continued to be prescribed for chronic pain and did not take measures to prevent the diversion of their products to the illegal drug market in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt...

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