Texas, 5 Other States Sue Purdue Pharma, Alleging Deception That Led to Opioid Overdose Deaths

Texas and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drugs sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths. Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton alleges in a civil complaint filed Tuesday that Purdue Pharma minimized risks and overstated benefits of long-term use of narcotic opioids including OxyContin."The corruption and dishonesty of a few bad actors are at its core," Paxton said of Big Pharma's role in rampant opioid addiction. In 2016, 1,375 Texans' deaths were opioid-related, he noted.  Continue reading...

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