NY AG’s opioid trial theory fatally flawed, says Teva

By Emily Field (June 13, 2022, 7:12 p.m. EDT) — Teva Pharmaceuticals said Friday that a jury verdict finding it responsible for opioid abuse in New York should be overturned because the “public nuisance” theory of the state would trigger a never-ending wave of litigation against companies that sell potentially harmful products like sodas and SUVs.

Teva said the December verdict should be overturned because, as other courts have ruled, public nuisance claims against manufacturers cannot be used to address complex social issues like gun violence or abuse. of prescription drugs and that if the verdict is upheld, there is no limit to the claims that will be filed on virtually all social networks…

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