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Attorney General Sues Purdue Pharma Over Opioid Marketing

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 1010 | 0 | 228 min read

California has joined the list of states that are suing Purdue Pharma over the company’s opioid marketing and sales practices, which have allegedly played a major role in contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday announced the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and Dr. Richard Sackler, the company’s former president and board member. The lawsuit alleges that Purdue misled health care professionals and patients about the addictive nature of opioids, and their potential for abuse and diversion. “Purdue’s deliberat...

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