A motion has been filed in Suffolk Superior Court by Purdue Pharma involving the lawsuit filed against the company by state Attorney General Maura Healy.
Dismiss the Case
The company’s legal counsel filed the motion arguing that the evidence used by AG Healey is “full of hyperbole” according to an article from Legal Scoops. The company also argued that the lawsuit does not represent Purdue Pharma’s role in the opioid crisis in an accurate way and that the company is taking active measures to resolve the crisis.
Maura Healey filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that they used extreme marketing tactics to push their painkiller OxyContin to medical providers even when they had knowledge of its addictive qualities. She also claims that these tactics are what has fueled the state (and nationwide) opioid crisis.
Pivotal Ruling in OxyContin case
While no ruling has been announced yet, the forthcoming decision by Judge Sanders who is presiding over the case could potentially affect other lawsuits filed by states going forward. Purdue Pharma is facing a legal tsunami of sorts – 48 states so far have filed lawsuits against the company over the opioid crisis.
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