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Perdue Pharma and other drug manufacturers respond to The state’s allegations, pushing back against the lawsuit.
The five opioid manufacturing companies listed in a lawsuit by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine have decided to push back against the state, asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review the risks and benefits of the medications.
In the mean time Perdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries of Israel subsidiary Cephalon, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, have requested that Common Pleas Court stay or dismiss the case while the USFDA develop their findings.
According to a report by the Dispatch, the five companies argue that the Ohio Attorney General’s lawsuit would undermine federal requirements already set in place determining the safety of their products.
While no one was exactly expecting big pharma to take the lawsuit on the chin, it does call into question if the industry as a whole ever plans to take any sort of responsibility for the current pandemic or whether they feel they’ve played any hand in it at all. After all, there is no profit in decency.
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