Newark sues opioid makers, alleging deceptive advertising

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Newark sues opioid makers, alleging deceptive advertising

By Associated Press

New Jersey's largest city sued several opioid manufacturers, claiming they engaged in deceptive advertising practices and made false claims that “created a public nuisance” and unjustly enriched the companies.

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced the lawsuit seeking unspecified monetary damages on Friday. It alleges the companies downplayed the risk of opioid addiction and overstated the drugs' long-term benefits.

The state attorney general's office announced a lawsuit against Phoenix-based Insys Therapeutics, maker of a fentanyl painkiller spray. That lawsuit claims the company directed its sales force to have doctors prescribe the drug for any type of chronic pain even though it was only approved for cancer patients who couldn't benefit from other opioids.

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