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Family Behind Purdue Pharma Pushed Opioid Marketing, Massachusetts Says

Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts’ attorney general alleged on Tuesday. Attorney General …

Connecticut Judge Dismisses Opioid Crisis Lawsuits Against Drugmakers

A Connecticut judge has dismissed lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and two dozen other drug companies brought by 37 cities and towns in the state, which blame them for the opioid crisis and seek to recoup millions of dollars spent on …

Wyoming Files Suit Against Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing Practices

The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is suing the maker of OxyContin, claiming the pharmaceutical company deceptively marketed opioid painkillers in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit Thursday in Laramie County Circuit Court against Purdue Pharma, …

Judge Allows New Jersey Case Against Drugmaker to Advance

A New Jersey court is allowing most of the state’s lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to move forward. Superior Court Judge Thomas Moore dismissed a public nuisance claim against Purdue Pharma. But he’s allowing other the state’s case to …

Oregon Sues OxyContin Manufacturer Claiming it Minimized Risks

Oregon’s attorney general has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, saying it misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug and lied to a state regulatory agency to maximize profits. A spokesman at Purdue Pharma, targeted by last week’s …

Purdue Includes Free Opioid Treatment Drugs in Settlement Offer

The company that created OxyContin is offering free doses of an opioid-abuse treatment as part of its offer to resolve more than 1,000 lawsuits accusing the drugmaker of helping fuel the opioid crisis, according to people familiar with the negotiations. …

Vermont Sues Opioid Drugmaker Over Marketing Practices

Vermont on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against drugmaker Purdue over what it called deceptive marketing of OxyContin and other prescription opioid painkillers that the attorney general says helped lead to the drug crisis in Vermont and around the country. The …

New York Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma Over Opioids

New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands. The state blamed Purdue for running what …

Boston to Sue Drug Companies Over Opioids Epidemic

Boston is retaining a law firm to sue pharmaceutical companies for damages from the deadly opioid epidemic. Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh announced Tuesday he’s tapped Motley Rice and expects the South Carolina law firm will file litigation by the fall. …

Massachusetts Sues Opioid Maker Purdue Pharma, Executives

Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker’s executives and directors to hold them responsible as well. The …