New York City sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-o...SKBN1FC2GK

EXCERPT: New York City on Tuesday sued eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids, blaming them for fuelling a deadly epidemic afflicting the most populous U.S. city. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the lawsuit sought $500 million of damages to help fight the crisis, which kills more people in the city annually than homicides and car accidents combined, including more than 1,100 from opioid-induced overdoses in 2016. “Big Pharma helped to fuel this epidemic by deceptively peddling these dangerous drugs and hooking millions of Americans in exchange for profit,” de Blasio said in a statement...

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Right. So Big Pharma is responsible for people not understanding one of the oldest known drugs and their doctors over-prescribing them. Rolleyes
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