Massachusetts sues opi­oid maker over drug crisis

The Welland Tribune - - Canada & World -

Massachusetts is su­ing the maker of Oxy­Con­tin over the deadly opi­oid crisis and is the first state to also tar­get com­pany ex­ec­u­tives. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Maura Healey on Tues­day an­nounced the law­suit against Pur­due Pharma and 16 cur­rent and for­mer ex­ec­u­tives and board mem­bers. The suit al­leges Pur­due mis­led doc­tors and pa­tients about the risks of opi­oids and “ped­dled false­hoods” to sell more drugs and boost prof­its.

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