Monday, June 9, 2014

Opioid Epidemic: Duel lawsuits take on Big Pharma

RT America | Jun 9, 2014 | CHANNEL

District Attorneys in Santa Clara and Orange County California have teamed up to file a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical manufacturers for promoting the sale of highly addictive opioid medications such as Oxycotton and Percocet. With prescriptions of these medications up 300% since 1999, the Centers For Disease Control reports 1.4 million Americans went to the emergency room for overdose incidents in 2011. Of those, 22,000 passed away. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez takes a closer look at the culture of prescription and addiction and the lawsuit to combat the trend.

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