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New York county sues Purdue, J&J over opioid marketing


By Nate Raymond(Reuters) - A county in New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, Johnson & Johnson and other drugmakers, accusing them of engaging in fraudulent marketing that played down the risks of prescription opioid painkillers, leading to a drug epidemic.The lawsuit, which also named units of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Endo International Plc as defendants, was announced on Monday by Orange County, New York, which is located in the southeastern part of the state.The case, filed in a New York state court on Thursday, is the latest lawsuit by local and state governments ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 06:30 IST