Nine cities and counties in Michigan are filing a federal lawsuit demanding pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors be held responsible for the opioid crisis in Michigan.
- Wayne, Oakland counties sue drug companies for opioid epidemic
- Detroit hires Sam Bernstein Law Firm to sue drugmakers over opioid crisis
- Opioid epidemic weighing heavily on local governments
The lawsuits say manufacturers and distributors have played a role in the record levels of opioid drug usage.
Pharmaceutical companies have been accused of alleged racketeering, aggressive over-promotion, fraudulent claims regarding the safety of prescription opioids and reckless production and distribution.
The lawsuits are against these following companies:
- Purdue Pharma
- Teva Pharmaceuticals
- Endo Pharmaceuticals
- Janssen Pharmaceuticals
- Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Actavis Pharma
- Cardinal Health
- McKesson Corporation
- Masters Pharmaceutical
- CVS Health Corporation
- Walgreen Boots Alliance, Inc.
- Rite Aid Corporation
- Costco Wholesale Corporation