Walsh: Boston May Sue Pharma Companies Over Painkillers

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Mayor Marty Walsh says people have lost their lives every day because of pharmaceutical companies falsifying information about painkillers.

On WBZ's Nightside with Dan Rea Monday night, Walsh said Boston might sue some of those drug companies--and pointed out that other cities already have.

"A friend of mine, Nan Whaley, she's the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, she joined this class-action lawsuit in Dayton," he told Rea. "They've had addiction issues like we have."

Walsh said he strongly believes the pharma industry is the main offender and sustainer of the opioid crisis.

So, he says, the city is going to reach out to various law firms and other interested parties to look into suing those companies.

The Massachusetts Attorney General's office has already targeted big drug companies, and a number of other cities have filed suit.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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