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New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

August 14, 2018 4:16 PM
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state on Tuesday said it has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.

In a complaint filed in a state court in Suffolk County, New York said Purdue repeatedly misled doctors and patients about the benefits and risks of opioids, including the threat of addiction, to generate more prescriptions and greater revenue.

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