As Purdue Pharma considers bankruptcy to limit its liability, former Attorney General George Jepsen says states, not cities or towns, should pursue opioid lawsuits.
Updated at 10:15 a.m. with industry comment
WASHINGTON — Stamford-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of pain-killer OxyContin, is the target of an increasing number of suits by states, counties and cities alleging it is partly to blame for the nation’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuits are all different and some include other pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies as defendants. But Purdue is nearly always a main defendant.