Originally Posted by NiceTom
It's a shame that they're going after the drug companies. From what I hear, oxycotin works really well for alot of people in pain. If you punish the manufacturer enough, why should they even bother producing it.
See MWC's post above.
Just because they have a good product, they still may be acting inappropriately with it and therefore subject to liability. For an extreme example, what if the manufacturer was HEAVILY pushing and marketing it as a "headache cure" when it was CLEARLY overkill for that and when the risk of dependence far outweighed the benefits of the drug, given the plethora of non-addictive alternatives for headache treatment...