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Drug Companies Didn't Want You to See These Allegations

A federal judge has unsealed previously secret details in a lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago against five makers of opioid painkillers. The new information includes amounts the companies paid to doctors to promote their drugs and how they wined and dined potential prescribers.

Chicago’s initial complaint was heavily redacted because the city—which obtained at least some of the information underlying its lawsuit via subpoenas—had confidentiality agreements with four of the drugmakers. Now, most of that redacted information is available.