Louisiana Department of Health files suit against opioid manufacturers

The Advocate - Louisiana joined a growing list of state and local governments Wednesday by taking legal action claiming drug manufacturers purposely escalated an opioid crisis that has led to thousands of overdose deaths in the state.

The petition claims “drug manufacturers undertook an orchestrated campaign to flood Louisiana with highly addictive and dangerous opioids in an effort to maximize profits above the health and well-being of their customers, including the healthcare systems supporting those customers.”