Chicago officials have filed a revised lawsuit alleging several drug makers deceptively marketed their opioid painkillers. And the city contends the updated document contains new evidence that the companies made false claims about their medicines.
Among the alleged false claims - the medicines were not likely to be abused but improved the ability of patients to function. Another claim was that the drugs were safer than over-the-counter painkillers known as NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The companies being sued are Purdue Pharma, Endo International, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit. Read More