State Attorneys General Probe Drug Companies Over Opioid Marketing And Sales Practices

The news comes two weeks after Ohio's attorney general sued five drug manufacturers for misrepresenting the risks of opioids.

By Nate RaymondA bipartisan group of state attorneys general announced on Thursday that they are jointly investigating the marketing and sales practices of drug companies that manufacture opioid painkillers at the center of a national addiction epidemic.Attorneys general from states including Massachusetts, Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania announced the investigation two weeks after Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued five drug manufacturers for misrepresenting the risks of opioids.“We are...