Attorney General Joseph A. Foster to Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies for Opioid Marketing Practices
released on September 29, 2015
found in newsletter: September 2015
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that his office has launched an investigation into the manner in which several pharmaceutical companies have marketed prescription opioids in New Hampshire.
The investigation was started after review of preliminary information indicated that drug companies may have deceptively minimized the risk of addiction from long-term use of narcotic painkillers and exaggerated their benefits for treating chronic pain. If supported, allegations of such fraudulent marketing could have misled doctors and patients and prevented them from making informed decisions about whether, when, and how to use these powerful drugs and might have caused the State to pay for potentially dangerous and unnecessary opioid prescriptions.
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