Chicago Dismisses Depomed From Opioid Lawsuit, Renames Other Defendants

(November 19, 2015, 8:22 AM EST) -- CHICAGO — The City of Chicago on Nov. 9 dismissed Depomed Inc. from its opioid marketing lawsuit without prejudice (City of Chicago v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., et al., No. 14-4361, N.D. Ill., Eastern Div.).

In January, Depomed bought Nucynta from Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., which is a defendant in the city’s 2014 lawsuit. Depomed was named as a defendant along with six other opioid makers in an amended lawsuit filed Nov. 5, 2015, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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