Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For 'Fueling Opioid Epidemic'

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    The state of Ohio has sued five major drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid epidemic. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, state Attorney General Mike DeWine alleges these five companies "helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio."

    Named in the suit are:

    • Purdue Pharma
    • Endo Health Solutions
    • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and subsidiary Cephalon
    • Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    • Allergan
    Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For 'Fueling Opioid Epidemic'

    Ok. I understand that to combat this is going to take a lot of money. I understand that these companies are the only ones that have that kind of money. I know all about the drug companies "sales" techniques. I hate the pharmaceutical industry for a plethora of reasons.

    You can't just skip a couple of steps in the whole accountability thing because they have cash. You can't hold the addicts accountable for any thing because (sob) they are addicts. Now, you can't hold the doctors accountable because they were so inundated with advertisements?
     
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    It's about time this happens. Pharmaceutical companies have been legal drug dealers and their product is killing hunreds of thousands and addicting millions more.
     
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    So people in pain in Ohio should just die. Interesting plan.
     
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    Might they do the nuclear option? That is: stop selling their products in Ohio.
     
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    Naltrexone — marketed as Vivitrol — blocks the effects of opioids...

    Two Medications Show Promise in Treating Opioid Addiction
    November 28, 2017 - The United States is suffering through an unprecedented wave of opioid and prescription drug abuse. An estimated 2.5 million people are addicted to prescription opioids or heroin, and on average 91 people per day die from an opioid-related overdose.
     
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    No one can get those drugs without a prescription from an physician with a federal DEA license so it seems you are blaming the wrong people here.
     
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    Purdue Pharma to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development...
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    Major Opioid Maker to Pay for Overdose-Antidote Development

    September 05, 2018 - A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.
     
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    This is a HUGE issue. Major pharmaceutical firm profits from drug addiction and blocks all legislation to stop it.. This reminds me of Vietnam, like say, Northrop or Dow that profited from the war promoted that jingoistic propaganda about how GOOD fighting Communism was, or say, tobacco companies hiding behind lawyers and doctors that shill for them how GOOD smoking was despite how they knew the cancer risk. This is America , all about profit and truth is secondary.
     
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    What is this obsession with evil corporations that drives some people to show such hatred for men and women who make the products that make modern life possible?

    People drink drive ... sue the car companies. People commit gun crime ... sue the gun companies. People abuse drugs ... sue drug companies. People get bullied on social media ... sue social media companies. Are some people incapable of seeing the disconnect here?

    Opioid-based drugs make modern surgery possible. They make rehabilitation from debilitating injury and disease possible. They bring some semblance of quality of life to millions who would otherwise suffer in unbearable agony.

    Suing the companies that make these vital drugs only causes them to pass the price of fighting those suits onto the patients who desperately need these drugs.
     
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    That's about as rational as suing alcohol manufacturers for the deaths of alcoholics
     
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