Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that Texas has filed suit against Purdue Pharma. Purdue Pharma is the manufacturer of OxyContin. Purdue Pharma is one of the companies named in the lawsuit Hopkins County filed against opioid manufacturers.
“In the face of abundant evidence showing that the drug was dangerous, Purdue saw fit to exchange destroyed lives for financial gain. We must make those who caused the opioid crisis feel the pain that they have inflicted on our communities.”, Paxton said.
The lawsuit, iled in state District Court in Travis County, claims Purdue Pharma violated state law by misrepresenting the risk of addiction associated with its opioids. Paxton called it a “sophisticated marketing scheme aimed at consumers and health care providers alike.”