City of Indianapolis files lawsuit against opioid makers

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The city of Indianapolis has gone through with its plans in taking action against opioid manufacturers and distributors. 

The lawsuit was officially filed Tuesday.

Among the many defendants listed were Purdue Pharma, the McKesson Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Cephalon.

It was filed since the city ranks high in the nation in overdose deaths — with 345 overdoses in Marion County alone in 2016.

The city accused the companies of being motivated by money, saying three of the distributors make up nearly 90 percent of the opioid market, raking in more than $100 billion last year alone.