Delaware sues pharmaceutical companies for contributiong to opioid epidemic
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(WHYY) Accusing Purdue Pharma and Endo Pharmaceuticals of misrepresenting the addictive nature of their opioid painkillers, Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn on Friday filed suit against drug manufacturers as well as retail pharmacies CVS and Walgreens.
Purdue markets the opioid painkiller oxycodone under the brand name Oxycontin, while Endo markets oxycodone under the brand name Percocet.
The lawsuit filed in Delaware Superior Court also claims the drug companies and their distributors shipped enormous quantities of the drugs into Delaware.Read more.