SOMERVILLE ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST BIG PHARMA OPIOID COMPANIES

Somerville Announces Lawsuit Against “Big Pharma” Opioid Companies




A press conference with Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, City officials, and community partners held at Somerville City Hall announcing the filing of the City of Somerville’s lawsuit against 19 opioid companies. The suit alleges these companies deceptively and illegally promoted opioids and that they failed to investigate, report, maintain effective control, and take steps to terminate suspicious orders of the highly addictive prescription drugs.

Among other grounds, the lawsuit accuses all of the defendants of violating Massachusetts general laws, negligence and negligent misrepresentation, fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment.



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