Hundreds of Lawsuits have been filed against opioid makers and distributers throughout the United States. A federal judge in Cleveland has convened talks between governments throughout the country and drug companies in an attempt to come up with a settlement for all parties.
There are two major legal arguments involved in these cases. One against the opioid manufacturers for misleading marketing that underplayed the risks of opioid painkillers to patients as well as exaggerating the benefits of these drugs. The other case is against opioid distributers for oversupplying opioids.