Second Tribe Files Opioid SuitApril 9, 2018 |
by The Associated Press
A second Oklahoma tribe is suing manufacturers and distributors of opioids, and large pharmacies for their alleged part in an overdose epidemic.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed their lawsuit in U.S. District Court for Oklahoma’s northern district on Tuesday, The Oklahoman reported. The lawsuit alleges the companies engage in marketing campaigns that aren’t truthful about the risks of using opioids. It alleges that the companies’ misconduct “has led to an epidemic of prescription drug abuse.”