California counties sue makers of opioid analgesics

In May, two counties in California sued 5 pharmaceutical companies that make opioid analgesic medication, claiming that they waged a battle to create a “sea-change in medical and public perception” about the relative risks and benefits of these drugs by establishing a “deeply deceptive marketing campaign.” My Emergency Medicine News  column about this suit is online and can be read here.
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical big pharma California law suit opiates opioid analgesics Source Type: news