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Teamsters Sue Drug Manufacturers Over Opioids' Impact On Worker Safety

May 03, 2018
The Teamsters union is suing several pharmacy benefit managers, drug manufacturers and distributors over excess use of opioids, alleging they marketed the drugs for chronic pain treatment to treat workplace and other injuries despite their limited long-term effectiveness and addictive qualities, which resulted in increased costs for the union's benefits programs and further worsened workplace safety. The suit, Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Health & Welfare Fund et al v. Purdue Pharma L.P. et al , filed last...


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