Almost 700 opioid-related deaths link to Purdue Pharma, Massachusetts AG says

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WCVB—Massachusetts is going after a major drug-maker into war on opioid addiction.

Massachusetts sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives. BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of illegally promoting the use of opioids, and became the first state to sue the drugmaker's executives and directors to hold them responsible as well.