Sullivan County Judge Says No To Pharmaceutical Companies Attempt To Reject Blame For Opioid Crisis
A Bristol Tennessee judge rules several pharmaceutical companies being sued by Sullivan County and others will not be allowed to deflect blame for their part in the opioid addiction epidemic. Endo Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma are just two of the companies being sued. The suit claims the companies knew opioids are addictive and are responsible for the the crisis. The Pharmaceutical companies claim the epidemic was caused by a black market of drug dealers and convicted pill mill operators.