Texas and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drugs sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
Stenehjem says Purdue "misrepresented and trivialized" the risk of addiction from prolonged opioid use.
"My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers including OxyContin when it knew their drugs were potentially unsafe and that its use had a high likelihood of leading to addiction", Paxton said.
Stenehjem estimates Purdue has raked in almost 35 billion dollars from opioids over the years that have taken thousands of lives, numbers he calls unconscionable.
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The lawsuit also alleges that the drug company downplayed concerns about opioid addictions by "hyping" a concept known as "pseudo-addiction".
"It's time the defendants pay for the pain and the destruction they've caused", Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday. It noted its drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and account for only 2 percent of all opioid prescriptions.
Opioids were involved in more than 42,000 overdose deaths in 2016, the past year for which data was available, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Our office has conducted an extensive investigation into Purdue's highly aggressive market-ing practices and other unlawful conduct", said Slatery in the release. Other investigations remain ongoing. In Texas, non-fatal opioid costs to the state are around $20 billion annually, according to research from the American Enterprise Institute.
"Longview is actually in the top twenty-five for opioid abuse, and we're number seventeen", Coalition Coordinator for Longview Partners in Prevention Whitney Pierce said.
Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in 2016 at Tehran airport, having taken her baby daughter, Gabriella, to meet her parents. The Foreign Office said Johnson would raise all the UK's Iranian consular cases at today's meeting.
Anthony starts singing the song 'Perfect , ' which is of course by P!nk , and the crowd immediately erupts into cheers. Victoria Anthony got to sing to P!NK and an entire arena during the artist's Vancouver concert this Saturday.
In a press conference in Germany, Schroder said he does not want to waste his golden years toiling away on a bad team. He did so while only being 24 years old and there is a possibility that he will have many suitors this off-season.
The Vita launched in Japan in late 2011 before coming to North America and other parts of the world in early 2012. If you already own Stardew Valley on PS4, you'll have a free copy waiting to download on your Vita on May 22.
The first budget airline services from the United Kingdom and USA to India are set to take flight later this year. Louis Lambert International Airport is among seven US airports targeted for the special fares to India.
It appears that a full sequel in the STALKER franchise is in the works as confirmed by series developer GSC Game World. An official website popped up early this morning with little more than a title and a date of "2021" .
Ander Herrera has recently surprisingly labelled Chelsea's Eden Hazard as the best player in the Premier League . Hazard announced his arrival at Chelsea after their memorable Champions League win six years ago.
Currently, he's facing off against six other candidates and a recent poll found that only 3 percent of voters back him. Casey Cagle (R) is leading in both polls and fundraising, with nearly $7 million raised and 41 percent of the vote.
She is a successful celebrity judge, she is involved in charitable activities and works for child and women's rights. The untitled project has been written by Sri Rao, who has earlier penned shows like General Hospital: Night Shift.
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Lawsuit filed against fetal heartbeat law
The Iowa attorney general announced that he would not defend the law because it would undermine rights and protections for women. They are also asking the Polk County District Court to block the law from taking effect while the lawsuit plays out.
FBI Has Suspect in Damaging CIA Leak of Spying Code
In documents, prosecutors allege that they found a large cache of child pornography on a server that was maintained by Schulte. He also said a coincidentally planned vacation with his brother made authorities wrongly believe he was fleeing the country.
Smith Throws Glove, Heads To DL
The 28-year-old Boston Red Sox reliever was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a right shoulder subluxation. Smith returned to the Red Sox's bullpen last September and appeared in eight games during the regular season.
Marchessault nets twice as Knights pull even
It took Winnipeg another 31 minutes - the remainder of the first and the entire second period - to notch just nine more shots. And as the contest wore on, it was evident the Golden Knights were drawing some inspiration from the Jets' past opponents.
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