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Connelly: Swinomish tribe sues 'Big Pharma' for pushing opioids

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is suing Purdue Pharmaceutical and other manufacturers of opioid drugs, charging that false and deceptive marketing has fueled an epidemic of addiction with Native Americans among its primary victims.

The tribe's suit in U.S. District court follows on the heels of lawsuits by the State of Washington, and cities of Seattle and Everett, charging Purdue in particular with misleading doctors and health care providers on the addictive and debilitating nature of opioids.


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