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Encinitas announces lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies for damages related to opioid crisis


Last updated 10/17/2019 at 6:58pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of Encinitas announced today that it filed a lawsuit against multiple companies and parties in the opioid manufacturing industry, arguing that the city is entitled to economic and health and welfare damages due to the ongoing opioid crisis.

The parties named in the suit include Teva Pharmaceutical Industries USA Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., the AmerisourceBergen Corporation and the Sackler family, the owners of oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma. City officials recently directed the city attorney's office to file a civil suit in the Superior Court of the...

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