Five U.S. states sue Purdue Pharma over opioids

(Reuters) – Five U.S. states have filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP and its former president Richard Sackler of misconduct in the marketing and sale of opioids, contributing to a nationwide epidemic, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said on Thursday. Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin filed separate lawsuits against the company related to opioids, Kaul said.

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