Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemicChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 17, 2019
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic.
Officials accused Purdue Pharma of repeatedly making false and deceptive claims that opioids, including OxyContin, were safe for a wide range of patients seeking to reduce pain.
“This is a bipartisan effort,” Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat, said on a conference call. ■