Monday, August 25, 2014

Chicago and two California counties sue alleging pharmaceutical companies are responsible for epidemic of addiction

Back in April I reported on a new study that concluded the obvious:  direct to consumer advertising of prescription drugs results in unneeded prescriptions.  Now comes news that the city of Chicago and two counties in California have filed a lawsuit alleging that the aggressive marketing by five pharmaceutical companies has resulted in an epidemic of addiction to painkillers.  The New York Times has the story here.

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