Updated May 31, 2017 12:43 p.m. ET
Ohio is suing five drug makers, the state’s attorney general said, alleging they fueled the opioid crisis by misrepresenting the addictive risks of their painkillers.
The lawsuit targets Purdue Pharma LP, Endo Health Solutions, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon and Allergan PLC, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Mike DeWine said. The companies couldn’t immediately be reached to comment.
In a news conference, Mr. DeWine, a…