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Drug Makers Challenge State's Lawsuit Over Opioid Crisis

Sep 13, 2017

Mike DeWine announces lawsuit against drug makers
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Five drug makers are asking a Ross County judge to dismiss the Ohio Attorney General's lawsuit over their alleged role in the state's opioid crisis.

The suit accuses the companies of intentionally misleading patients about the dangers of opioids and promoting benefits of the drugs not backed by science. The companies say federal requirements for their products preempt Ohio law, and the state failed to prove their actions caused harm.