AG Chris Carr files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Attorney General Chris Carr says he wants justice for Georgia families feeling the effects of the opioid crisis.

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ATLANTA, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Attorney General Chris Carr says he wants justice for Georgia families feeling the effects of the opioid crisis. Carr filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors Thursday.

“We are bringing this lawsuit quite simply to seek justice for the citizens of Georgia,” said said Attorney General Chris Carr. “It is imperative that we recover for the widespread damage that has been caused by this epidemic.”

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The lawsuit alleges that the named opioid manufacturers embarked on a false and deceptive marketing campaign in an effort to increase opioid use and thereby increase profits.

The lawsuit goes on to say manufacturers, “grossly understated the dangerous addiction risks of opioids, while overstating their benefits.”

Additionally, the complaint alleges that “to promote and add credibility to these false and deceptive claims, the named manufacturers used front groups and key opinion leaders appearing to be independent and unbiased third parties that were actually paid and controlled by the opioid manufacturers.”

For more information on this lawsuit and the legal team assisting in this opioid investigation and litigation, click here.

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