Opioids are a family of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin as well as illegal drugs like heroin. "As Purdue enriched itself on opioid sales, worth billions of dollars annually, Texans and others across the nation have paid a heavy price". In addition, public health advocates have expressed fear that things will get worse in Texas due to lack of access to substance abuse treatment, particularly in rural counties.
Paxton underscored that of the top 25 cities for opioid abuse, four are in Texas - Texarkana, Amarillo, Odessa, and Longview. The Act forbids misrepresentation of products to Texans.
NY will sue a leading opioid manufacturer for allegedly encouraging physicians to prescribe its painkillers - then profiting off the patients who got hooked on the drugs, officials said Wednesday.
The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit.
Starting a year ago, Paxton and a bipartisan group of 40 other state attorneys general have been conducting an investigation into whether companies that manufacture and distribute prescription opioids engaged in unlawful practices.
In September, Paxton announced he was joining a 41-state investigation of companies that manufacture or sell opioids.
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Last year, Shelby County Commissioners filed a lawsuit against almost 20 different drug manufacturers, doctors and pharmacies.
The lawsuit alleges Purdue misrepresented or failed to disclose the risk of addiction to opioids; falsely represented that doctors and patients could increase opioid dosages indefinitely without risk and misled doctors to believe that common signs of addictions in patients are actually signs that the patient needs a higher dose of opioid.
The Florida lawsuit alleges, among other things, that opioid manufacturers used front organizations and key opinion leaders to promote false messages about opioids. In March, Slatery filed motions to intervene, or take over, the lawsuits. All were filed in state courts. "It's too little, too late for so numerous Texas families suffering from the opioid crisis", Nelson said. Rand, who prescribed over 401,000 more opiate pills in 2015 any other doctor in Northern Nevada and was a client of Purdue Pharma, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Yenick's death, and operating a pill-mill out of his office as well as a local Ford dealership.
Nationally, individual cases across the country have been absorbed into one multi-district case under a federal judge in Ohio. The first trial there is scheduled for March, although settlement talks continue.