The City of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of highly addictive opioid painkillers, accusing the companies of engaging in deceptive marketing practices, and contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Los Angeles is the latest local government among dozens to hold drug companies to task for fueling the opioid crisis by pushing the highly addictive drugs and not warning of the risks. Los Angeles is accusing makers of OxyContin, methadone, fentanyl and other opioids of public nuisance, violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and negligence. “The scourge of prescription drug addiction has made ... Read More
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