Texas sues OxyContin maker for role in nation's opioid crisis

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Texas has joined five other states in filing lawsuits against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the drug company of igniting the nation’s opioid crisis by using deceptive marketing practices to sell its painkillers. In marketing its drugs, Purdue Pharma downplayed concerns about addiction while also pushing for higher doses for its opioid medication and targeting vulnerable populations, various attorneys general from the six states said Tuesday. “My office is holding Purdue Pharma accountable for...

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