America’s Painkiller Addiction


Painkiller Addiction
August 28, 2017 Categories: Dangerous Drugs

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America’s Painkiller Addiction

Chicago Accuses Johnson & Johnson and Others of Causing America’s Painkiller Addiction.

The city of Chicago has filed a scathing 126-page lawsuit against five major pharmaceutical companies that it says are directly responsible for the dramatic rise in America’s addiction to opiate drugs. The suit alleges ten counts of fraud, conspiracy, unjust enrichment, insurance fraud, misrepresentation in advertising, and other violations of Chicago municipal code.

Santa Clara and Orange County of California sued the same companies on three violations of California business and civil code: false advertising, unfair competition, and public nuisance. Both lawsuits refer to a nationwide epidemic and contain similar language.

A veteran’s opiate addiction:

“I’m PTSD — Paid Till Suicide or Death.
The doctors will be like, ‘No, you need help for your addiction, that’s your main problem.’ Well, that’s being caused by other things.”

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