US opioid addiction: Pharmaceutical companies sued

Addiction and deaths as a result of opioid drug overdoses are skyrocketing in the US. So much so that a growing number of local governments are suing pharmaceutical companies. They accuse drug makers of downplaying the risks of their products.

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    Addiction and deaths as a result of opioid drug overdoses are skyrocketing in the United States.

    So much so that a growing number of local governments are suing pharmaceutical companies.

    They accuse drug makers of downplaying the risks of their products.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Long Island in New York.


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