New York hits J&J with lawsuit over opioid marketing

New york citys department of financial services took legal action against Johnson & & Johnson Sept. 17, accusing the drugmaker of misrepresenting opioids in its marketing.

The state declared Johnson & & Johnson fostered a hazardous market for opioids by targeting older clients through sales brochures and third-party publications while downplaying the danger included with opioid treatment for that population, supposed that opioid dependency is a misconception, mischaracterized abuse data to lessen the perceived danger of dependency, and made other unsubstantiated claims.

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Katie Adams –
Friday, September 18th, 2020

The drugmaker makes numerous opioid items in the state, most especially the fentanyl spot Duragesic and the Nucynta, its brand of tapentadol. It also handles a significant portion of the raw opioid supply chain, at one point managing approximately 80 percent of oxycodone basic materials international supply.

” The opioid crisis has taken a lot of lives and New York State will continue to do something about it against those who helped sustain this public health disaster and bring a measure of justice to households who have lost loved ones,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated in a news release. “Misrepresentation of opioids to consumers for revenue is inexcusable and we will use every tool required to assist make sure those responsible are held fully accountable.”.