Union County joins fight against opioids

Union County is joining the fight against opioids. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds filed a lawsuit against 5 drug manufacturers claiming the companies misrepresented the risks, benefits and side effects of the opioids in order to increase their profits. Edmonds says the companies have violated the state’s Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act and Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit against the five companies follows announcements from the Missouri and Kentucky Attorney Generals to file similar suits against similar companies.

Companies facing lawsuits are:

  • Purdue Pharmaceuticals
  • Endo Health Solutions
  • Tera Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Allergan

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