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Federal judge to consider Warren lawsuit against drug manufacturers

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The city of Warren has joined the growing list of cities, township, counties, states, and individuals taking part in a federal lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies who manufacture prescription opioids.

At the request of the pharmaceutical companies, the city's lawsuit has been moved from Trumbull County Court to U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

The city's complaint is similar to those made by other communities claiming that more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies used deceptive marketing strategies about the addictive nature of opioid pain-killers.

According to the introduction of the city's complaint, “This case is about one thing: corporate greed”

The suit says that Warren has been forced to spend “exorbitant” amounts of money due to the opioid epidemic.

Claiming that the number of unintentional drug overdose rates in Trumbull County have skyrocketed since 2004, the suit claims that the number of opioid deaths in places like Warren continues to grow.

Due to a large number of complaints suing drug companies, most lawsuits like the one filed by the city of Warren are being consolidated into the federal civil case being considered by a judge in Cleveland.

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