Several Greater Danbury area towns have expressed an interest in joining the Statewide Opioid Litigation. The New Milford Town Council authorized the move last month. Yesterday, officials from Ridgefield, Roxbury and elsewhere said they could get involved. The litigation is being spearheaded in Connecticut by Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary.
The complaint was filed by Suffolk County, New York against four major opioid manufacturers and four physicians. They allege misrepresentations, false advertising and nuisance under New York law about the addictive nature of opioids. The complaint says the advertising was disguised as literature and testimonials about opioids being a viable option for treatment of chronic plain, and not addictive.
It further alleges that the doctors and their front groups received vast sums of money from the opioid manufacturers.