Fed up with opioid deaths, Multnomah County sues drug makers for $250 million

Multnomah County claims the pharmaceutical industry has promoted the widespread use of opioids, such as OxyContin, despite the known dangers of using the drugs long term and for chronic pain.

Multnomah County has joined a list of other counties, cities and states across the nation in filing a lawsuit against major U.S. pharmaceutical companies, accusing them of pushing doctors to overprescribe opioids such as OxyContin and Percocet despite the great risks of addiction.

Source: Fed up with opioid deaths, Multnomah County sues drug makers for $250 million | OregonLive.com