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Lowell's suit says opioid manufacturers and distributors deceived customers through marketing campaigns and ignored suspicious orders, leading to widespread addiction problems. Staff photo by Chris Christo Lowell has joined the avalanche of Bay State cities and towns bringing federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their “aggressive sale, misleading promotion and irresponsible distribution of opiates.” “The shadow of the crisis hangs over every part of the city,” wrote attorneys for Lowell, in a 172-page complaint filed yesterday in Boston’s federal court. The suit claims that the multinational companies involved in creating and manufacturing opioids have deceived customers through marketing campaigns, unlawfully pushed the drugs into the stream of commerce and failed to raise red flags when suspicious orders came through. Lawyers for the Massachusetts Opioid Litigation Attorneys, which represents cities and towns across the state, say the companies have defrauded the public and are undertaking a racketeering scheme that violates federal law. “The manufacturers and distributors have not complied with federal law and they have flooded markets,” said Richard Sandman, an attorney representing Lowell. “They have argued that more opioids are needed when people aren’t getting relief from them.” John Parker, senior vice president of the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, the national trade association representing wholesale distributors, said in a statement that litigation is not the way to fix the problem. “Given our role, the idea that distributors are responsible for the number of opioid prescriptions written defies common sense and lacks understanding of how the pharmaceutical supply chain actually works and is regulated,” Parker said. “Those bringing lawsuits would be better served addressing the root causes, rather than trying to redirect blame through litigation.” Lowell’s suit is slated to be consolidated with a large number of similar cases from across the state and country in multidistrict litigation, or MDL, in Ohio. Sandman said he anticipates cities and towns in the Bay State will account for between 80 or 90 cases. Attorneys for Lowell are demanding that the company pay the city “for past and future costs to abate the ongoing public nuisance caused by the opioid epidemic.” Medical care for patients suffering from opioid-related addictions, costs for rehabilitation, treating infants with opioid-related medical conditions and costs associated with paying law enforcement to fight the opioid epidemic are among the big-ticket items Lowell claims the companies are on the hook for. “The dollars involved here will be in the tens if not hundreds of billions across the country,” Sandman said. “There are a lot of communities in this. This has impacted the fabric of a lot of communities in the country.”
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