Alabama moves to sue opioid manufacturer Purdue for alleged role in deadly opioid crisis

February 7, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama is suing on of America’s largest drug manufacturers for allegedely jeopardizing public health and safety through shoddy opioid marketing and sales practices.

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the legal action Tuesday.

The AG’s Office filed the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, Purdue Frederick Company Inc. and Rhodes Pharmaceuticals — which are collectively known as Purdue — for violating the Alabama Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Purdue is one of the most active opioid makers, manufacturing brand names like OxyContin, MS Contin and Targiniq ER, along with other generic opioid drugs — all of which are at the center of a nationwide opioid epidemic.

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