AG Derek Schmidt: Kansas sues Purdue Pharma over unlawful marketing of opioids
Kansas has sued Purdue Pharma, alleging that the drug company engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing of its opioid products including OxyContin, Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
The lawsuit, filed today in Shawnee County District Court, seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. It alleges that Purdue repeatedly made false and deceptive claims that its opioid products were safe and suitable for a wide range of pain patients and that Purdue failed to support its claims with adequate medical research.
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