U.S. state, local government lawsuits over opioids face uphill battle

BOSTON (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. states, counties and cities are filing lawsuits accusing drug companies of deceptively marketing opioid painkillers to downplay their addictiveness, but some lawyers say the industry’s highly regulated nature could pose a hurdle to their success.

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U.S. state, local government lawsuits over opioids face uphill battle

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