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Canadian drug makers face $1.1 billion lawsuit over opioid crisis

Posted On: May. 17, 2019 5:21 AM CST

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Canadian drug makers are facing a $1.1 billion lawsuit for their role in the opioid crisis, City News reports citing The Canadian Press. The class action lawsuit, filed in the Ontario Superior Court, alleges almost two dozen companies of illegally and deceptively promoting highly addictive opioids despite knowing the dangers.

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