Illinois Attorney General sues pharmaceutical companies for ‘deceptive’ opioid marketing

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has filed a lawsuit against several pharmaceutical companies, claiming they contributed to the American opioid crisis.

Raoul claims the businesses carried out “unfair and deceptive” marketing campaigns, contributing to the crisis.

The lawsuit names Johnson and Johnson, Teva, Allergan, Endo, and several distributors.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 18,000 people in Illinois died from opioid overdoses from 1997 to 2017.

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