Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going after pharmaceutical drug companies, claiming they're to blame for heroin addiction. He says five companies deceived the public when they concealed the serious health risks of opioids. The narcotic painkillers are known to be highly addictive, which Emanuel says leads to abuse and overdoses.
He says even law abiding citizens get hooked on the prescribed drugs, then turn to heroin because it's cheaper and easier to get. Emanuel has filed suit against the companies. The suit aims to stop the deceptive marketing for the prescription drugs so patients and doctors can make informed decisions about their health.
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