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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 …

Opioid Maker Wants Alaska Lawsuit Dismissed

An attorney for Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the prescription opioid painkiller OxyContin, has told an Alaska judge that there is an opioid crisis but the state has no legal basis for trying to pin that crisis on the …

Drugmakers Scale Back Marketing of Opioids

Purdue Pharma LP’s decision to stop promoting its opioid drugs to doctors is being hailed as the first result of a judge’s push for concrete solutions to a nationwide epidemic, even though the company says the move has nothing to …

Delaware Sues Opioid Manufacturers, Distributors Over Epidemic

Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers. The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney …