SF states that Pharmaceutical Cos. created the opioid crisis in the city

By Bonnie Eslinger (June 30, 2022, 10:51 p.m. EDT) – A San Francisco attorney told a California federal judge overseeing a bench trial in a multidistrict opioid litigation that Anda, Allergan, Teva and Walgreens promoted and distributed the powerful painkillers in a manner that created a public nuisance that endangered the health and safety of city residents.

Thursday’s proceedings — a discussion requested by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer about the law at issue in the high-stakes litigation — follows nearly seven weeks of trial and after both sides closed their case in chief.

A San Francisco lawyer, Andrea Bierstein of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, launched…

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