Oxycontin makers sued for deceptive ads creating population of addicts

The lawsuit seeks compensation for damage caused by the drugs and a court order forcing to companies to give up revenue based on allegedly misleading ad campaigns. The main goal is “to stop the lies about what these drugs do,” says the district attorney in Orange County, where there is a painkiller-releated death every other day, according to the lawsuit. “It’s always been my opinion that Big Pharma is the head of the snake,” a father whose son died from an overdose tells the OC Register. “They flood the market with a very powerful opiate that shouldn’t be prescribed but for a very small portion of patients. The whole organization is designed for profit, not for healing.”

Jeff Newman represents whistleblowers