US state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

CNBC -

CNBC—Six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP.

U.S. state attorneys general sue Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several U.S. state attorneys general on Tuesday announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales.