Too many attorneys or too big of budget defecit ?

Chicago and 2 California Counties Sue Over Marketing of Painkillers

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/us/chicago-and-2-california-counties-sue-drug-companies-over-painkiller-marketing.html?_r=0

From the article:

The City of Chicago and two California counties are challenging the drug industry’s way of doing business, contending in two separate lawsuits that “aggressive marketing” by five companies has fueled an epidemic of addiction and cost taxpayers millions of dollars in insurance claims and other health care costs.

Remember the big tobacco lawsuit ?… http://www.npr.org/2013/10/13/233449505/15-years-later-where-did-all-the-cigarette-money-go

Basically, numerous states went after the tobacco industry for health cost that the use of this legal product caused.. after these same bureaucracies had collected taxes on these same legal products for decades.

While tobacco products have no known medical benefit.. can’t say the same about the medical benefit when prescribed appropriately .. I guess they were afraid of suing the drug cartels !

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