Mayor Whaley agrees with AG pharma lawsuit

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said Wednesday night she agrees with a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mike DeWine suing big pharmaceutical companies for the opioid crisis.

Whaley told 2 NEWS, “We need action fast and now. Every day someone is dying from this addiction.”

Five pharmaceutical manufacturers are listed as defendants including the makers of OxyCotin and Percocet.

The lawsuit claims “fraudulent marketing” by prescription drug companies is fueling the epidemic.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a news conference Wednesday, “The people who played a significant role in creating this mess in the state of Ohio, should pay to clean it up.”

The lawsuit claims the drug companies downplayed the risks of prescription opioids while inflating the benefits.

DeWine accused the drug companies of putting profits before people. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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