Suffolk to file suit against 'negligent' big drug companies

Suffolk officials say the big pharmaceutical companies have been

Suffolk officials say the big pharmaceutical companies have been "negligent" and those actions have contributed to the opioid addiction crisis. (8/31/16)

HAUPPAUGE - Suffolk County is filing a major lawsuit against big drug companies over actions it claims helped fuel the drug epidemic.

Suffolk officials say the big pharmaceutical companies have been "negligent" and those actions have contributed to the opioid addiction crisis.

They say drug companies have misled consumers and providers by failing to properly represent the risks of using their products.

The suit is set to be filed against a total of 15 companies.

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