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photo of a prescription pill bottleOpiod prescription has become one of the leading causes of drug addiction in the United States. Opiod addiction has become one of the leading causes of families being ruined, homelessness, and death. Though opiod addiction has always been prevalent in society, as of recent times it has and continues to increase.

Because of the importance of helping ourselves and our loved ones, the government, both local and national are cracking down on drug manufacturers as well as those who prescribe these drugs regularly. If you or a loved one have been subjected to drug addiction to drug manufacturers and prescribers, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney so that we can strategize about the best possible outcomes for your situation.

Alabama Joins In

As of late, Alabama has decided to join 34 other states in a lawsuit against drug manufacturers for blocking competition while inflating prices on Suboxone, which is used to treat opiod addiction. Suboxone is the brand name of a prescription that is used to treat heroin addiction, meth addiction, and other opiod dependency. It is supposed to help because it eases addiction cravings. The recent suit, in which Alabama has joined, claims that the parent companies of Suboxone, Reckitt Benskiser Pharmaceuticals and MonnoSol Rx, conspired to sell a more expensive form of the drug to keep all rights to the product active. In which case, Suboxone would be considered a safer alternative than other medications that has been pulled off the market.

This forces those who need this prescription, to pay more for Soboxone which limits their options to treat their opiod addiction. Suboxone has retailed for about $137 to $477 for a 30 day supply, with its annual sales being more than $1 billion. Because of the importance to treat opiod addictions, having a market that those addicted can afford is of the utmost importance and that is why Alabama has joined in on the suit. Because the amount of opiod addicts have and continues to increase, it is beyond beneficial for those addicted to be able to seek other medications that are more affordable.

Need Legal Advice?

Drug addiction is never easy. It takes a toll on family life, on yourself, as well as your professional life. Though you may believe that you are alone, you are not and help can be offered. Because of the importance of your life or your loved one’s life, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice and representation. Because all situations are different, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney at Massey, Stotser, & Nichols, PC to help you with your case. Contact our office today.

 

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