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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The Montgomery schools con game

December 21, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There’s a con taking place in Montgomery.

OK, maybe I should be more specific, since cons aren’t exactly rare in this town.

Ed Richardson and the Alabama State Department of Education are conning you. The interim state schools superintendent has you watching the exploding card trick over there as he takes your watch over here.

Actually, it’s worse: He’s taking classroom teachers and school buildings over here — from a school district that is struggling and barely surviving and watching kids fall through the cracks every single day.

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