US opioid addiction: Pharmaceutical companies sued

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US opioid addiction: Pharmaceutical companies sued
Addiction and deaths as a result of opioid drug overdoses are skyrocketing in the United States.

So much so, a growing number of local governments are suing pharmaceutical companies.

They accuse drug makers of downplaying the risks of their products.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from Long Island in New York.

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