County sues drugmakers over opiods


Associated Press

CLEVELAND

County officials in Cleveland are suing several large prescription-drug companies saying they intentionally misled the public about the dangers of opioids.

The lawsuit filed Friday by Cuyahoga County says the drugmakers and distributors sought to increase sales of painkillers and contributed to the opioid-abuse crisis.

The complaint names some of the largest companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

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