Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading Texas into a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma for exacerbating the opioid crisis among Texans.
Nevada state Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt alleges in a civil complaint filed Tuesday, May 15, 2018, that Purdue Pharma minimized risks and overstated benefits of long-term use of narcotic opioids including OxyContin.
Laxalt's office worked in collaboration with 35 other states in its investigation of Purdue Pharma, he said today.
The growing opioid crisis is impacting people around the country, but also right here in East Texas. In addition, public health advocates have expressed fear that things will get worse in Texas due to lack of access to substance abuse treatment, particularly in rural counties. A new question on the list is regarding opioid abuse.
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He said: 'But I don't want to say that I am happy with these kinds of comparisons, because each of them was at top level for 10 or 11 years.
Similar lawsuits were expected in Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee.
The Texas lawsuit accuses Purdue Pharma of using a marketing campaign to convince doctors and consumers that their opioid drugs are effective for treating long term pain and have a low risk of addiction.
Beyond holding the company accountable, Paxton went personal during the press conference when he talked about hearing stories of families "losing sons and daughters" to addiction.
Stenehjem added in the release that the state will continue its investigation and look into the liability of additional companies that share responsibility for this epidemic, including other manufacturers and distributors.
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In their complaint, however, the youths alleged that during the attack, some of the residents hurled anti-Kashmiri abuses at them. The complainant alleged that they had been attacked a couple of times earlier also and had been living in fear in the locality.
"While at this time, Nevada has only filed against Purdue, it is continuing to investigate other opioid manufacturers and distributors with the larger opioids multistate group", the AG's office said.
Lawsuits already have been filed by 16 other USA states, Puerto Rico and New York City against the privately held company.
Last year, Shelby County Commissioners filed a lawsuit against almost 20 different drug manufacturers, doctors and pharmacies. Law firms competing to represent the smaller governments say the companies oversold the drugs' benefits for treating chronic pain and downplayed the risk for addiction.
"Those bringing lawsuits would be better served addressing the root causes, rather than trying to redirect blame through litigation", John Parker, the organization's senior vice president, said in a statement. Each day, 115 Americans die of opioid overdoses.
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