Lawsuit alleges doctor, company, caused opioid addiction

(AP) — A Delaware man is alleging a doctor and an Arizona-based pharmaceutical manufacturer ignored medical standards and led to his addiction to opioids.

The News Journal reports that a lawsuit was filed in Kent County Superior Court last week.

It accuses Maryland Dr. Eva Dickinson and her former practice, Cutting Edge Treatment Center in Harrington, Delaware, of ignoring the plaintiff’s health needs and prescribing an unnecessarily powerful opioid.

It also accuses pharmaceutical manufacturer Insys Therapeutics of “ingratiating” employees inside Dickinson’s practice to encourage dangerous prescriptions. Both Dickinson and Insys executives have been indicted in other states for crimes relating to opioids. Dickinson and the company did not immediately respond to requests seeking comment.

Philip Edwards, a Wilmington attorney, filed the lawsuit on behalf of Herbert Tisher and his wife.

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