The Opioid Epidemic Casts a Wide Net

The opioid epidemic has impacted us all in some way. Everyone has a friend or a family member whose lives were affected by this growing crisis. Drug overdoses have contributed to lowering the life expectancy of the average American. Because of the stigma attached to addiction, America has been slow to react to the epidemic and work with those afflicted with addiction to come to a solution to the problem.

Sadly, greed fueled the epidemic when some companies realized they could profit by encouraging doctors to over-prescribe medications and hide information about the addictiveness of opioids. Drug manufacturers have spent millions marketing to doctors and patients, often minimizing information about potential side effects – including the strong addictive nature of opioids. Litigation is plentiful against the companies that produced and marketed opioids to the public.  One example is in Massachusetts, where the attorney general has brought a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma – the company that manufactures Oxycontin – for unfair and deceptive trade practices.

You can read this article to learn more about the unfair deceptive marketing done by Purdue Pharma here.

Addiction is a very difficult disease to fight. It can be difficult to find a treatment that works for you – and even more difficult to get your health insurance to pay for it.

We represent individuals who have had claims for treatment denied by their health insurer. Contact Kantor & Kantor, LLP to request a FREE consultation. We can be reached at (818) 886-2525 or via our online contact form.

Contact Information