Opioids are prescription medications prescribed for chronic pain relief. Recent lawsuits allege that pharmaceutical companies spent millions of dollars on marketing campaigns which overstated the benefits of their use for chronic pain while trivializing the risks. The lawsuits also allege companies enticed doctors to overprescribe opioids by influencing their perceptions as to the safety of opioids.
Investigations have found that pharmaceutical companies may have engaged in some activities that led to the opioid crisis. A Los Angeles Times investigation, for example, found that the maker OxyContin, knew that the drug wore off before 12 hours but marketed it as a 12-hour drug. Since the drug didn’t last as long as promised, some patients suffered withdrawal, which led them to become addicted.
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