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The Opioid Crisis: A Flood of Lawsuits against Purdue Pharma

As of June 2018, more than 600 state, county, and city governments had filed opioid-related lawsuits. One of the most commonly sued companies is Purdue Pharma. Purdue Pharma has allegedly caused widespread death and financial destruction by lying about the risks and benefits of its flagship painkiller, OxyContin, the state of New York said, echoing hundreds of other cases against the opioid maker. This New York suit accuses Purdue of excessively profiting from a long-running scheme that deceptively depicted OxyContin as a wonder drug, leading to...