California Files Opioid Lawsuit Against Purdue Pharma

On Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, its affiliates, and Dr. Richard S. Sackler for “creating a public nuisance, deceptive marketing of prescription opioid drugs, and violations of unfair competition law” with the intent to “hold Purdue and Dr. Richard Sackler accountable for the public health crisis they helped create.” California joins several other states and cities that have taken legal action against Purdue Pharma. Company officials denied the allegations laid out in the suit and vowed to fight against “misleading attacks.” A copy of the complaint from the Office of the Attorney General can be found here.