California Judge: Counties’ Opioid Marketing Claims Best Left To FDA

(August 31, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT) -- SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California judge issued a tentative ruling on Aug. 27 in a lawsuit by two counties against six drug manufacturers, saying the plaintiffs’ concerns about the marketing of opioid drugs is best left to the Food and Drug Administration (People of the State of California v. Purdue Pharma, et al., No. 2014-00725287, Calif. Super., Orange Co.).

(Tentative ruling available. Document #28-150903-017R.)

In May 2014, Orange and Santa Clara counties sued Purdue Pharma L.P., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Cephalon, Johnson & Johnson, Endo...
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