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Homethe worlds biggest risksA novel lawsuit takes on workplace-addiction epidemic

A novel lawsuit takes on workplace-addiction epidemic

America's opioid addiction is headed for a court date, and the case could set a legal precedent as American businesses and families attempt to slow the nation's newest drug epidemic, which has claimed a record number of deaths in recent years.

A recently filed Florida lawsuit pits one of the biggest sellers of highly addictive painkillers, Insys Therapeutics, against a family-owned central Florida fire sprinkler company, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, which alleges that the spouse of an employee covered by its health insurance plan became addicted to opioids as a result of fraudulent Insys prescriptions.

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