New York Is Most Recent State To Sue Oxycontin Maker Purdue Pharma

New York state announced that it had sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products.
The state has joined at least 26 other U.
S.
states and Puerto Rico to sue Purdue over opioids.
According to the U.
S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, played a role in a record 42,249 deaths in 2016. Watch video for more details.