Beshear Sues Another Opioid Drug Manufacturer
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has sued a St. Louis-based pharmaceutical manufacturer for misrepresenting the addictive nature of their opioid-based drugs.
Andy Beshear's lawsuit against Mallinckrodt is the seventh lawsuit he has filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors. Beshear said the company claimed long-term opioid use would help people stay in the workplace, enjoy interaction with family and friends and remain a member of society.
But Beshear said the company did not tell people how addictive opioids can be. He said the company shipped enough opioid doses to ``cause the addiction of every man, woman and child in Kentucky.''
A representative of Mallinckrodt did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Published 02:08 AM, Friday Jul. 13, 2018
Updated 07:20 PM, Thursday Jul. 12, 2018

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