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Chicago and 2 California Counties Sue Over Marketing of Painkillers
New York Times

As the country struggles to combat the growing abuse of heroin and opioid painkillers, a new battlefield is emerging: the courts.

The City of Chicago and two California counties are challenging the drug industry’s way of doing business, contending in two separate lawsuits that “aggressive marketing” by five companies has fueled an epidemic of addiction and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in insurance claims and other health care costs.

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