USA state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

Texas, 5 other states sue Purdue Pharma, alleging deception that led to opioid overdose deaths

"It resulted in large measure from a company's decision to aggressively and deceptively market OxyContin and misrepresent the most serious side effect of opioids-addiction", the suit states. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.

The lawsuit alleges Purdue engaged in deceptive marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, fueling Nevada's opioid epidemic and leading to the opioid overdose death of Nevadans.

"It's time the defendants pay for the pain and the destruction they've caused", Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday. "As Purdue got rich from sales of its opioids, Texans and others across the nation were swept up in a public health crisis that led to tens of thousands of deaths each year due to opioid overdoses".

Opioids are a family of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin as well as illegal drugs like heroin.

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Lawsuits already have been filed by 16 other USA states, Puerto Rico and New York City against the privately held company. Slatery said three Tennesseans die each day from opioid-related overdoses. As the national death toll from opioid addiction rises, Texas is now suing a national drug manufacturer for aiding in the epidemic.

Other investigations remain ongoing, according to the AG's office.

US state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee claim Purdue Pharma violated state consumer protection laws by falsely denying or downplaying the addiction risk while overstating the benefits of opioids.

The state alleges that Purdue made unsubstantiated claims regarding the benefits of long-term opioids treatment and falsely represented that opioid use improved patients' function and quality of life. A new question on the list is regarding opioid abuse.

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