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WSJ: Governments Exploit Overdose Epidemic To Pad Their Budgets

The editorial board of The Wall Street Journal writes that state and local governments suing prescription opioid manufacturers have so far failed to show that the defendants’ alleged misrepresentations caused improper opioid prescribing. Through these lawsuits, lawyers and politicians are trying to substitute their medical judgment for that of regulators and physicians, and governments are seeking to feed their spending addictions. Read more here.

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