Minnesota Not Among States Settling with Purdue Pharma

Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits of its powerful prescription opioid painkillers and understating the risks.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says the state is not among those that have reached a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the opioids epidemic. The tentative deal between Purdue, thousands of local governments and more than 20 states could be worth up to $12 billion over time. Purdue has been criticized for overselling the benefits…

North Dakota Joins Lawsuit Against Drug Maker Purdue Pharma

Six States Blame Company For Role In Overdose Deaths

North Dakota and five other states are filing a lawsuit against a drug maker for overdose deaths. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says Purdue Pharma “misrepresented and trivialized” the risk of addiction from prolonged opioid use. He says the company promoted the drugs through a “pervasive and deceptive marketing campaign.” Similar lawsuits are being filed in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee…