Lawsuit Blames Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid Epidemic

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - Montgomery County is suing several pharmaceutical companies, claiming they are responsible for the opioid epidemic.

The federal lawsuit says the companies “aggressively advertised” and persuaded doctors to prescribe opioids to patients.

The lawsuit also says the opioid crisis has put a financial burden on the county and it asks for money to pay for medical care, treatment and law enforcement.

More than a dozen companies are named in the lawsuit.

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