MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Alabama state officials are suing a major producer of Oxycontin and other opioids.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is teaming up with a Montgomery law firm to sue Purdue Pharma and its branches.
The lawsuit claims Purdue Pharma created a deceptive marketing campaign that misled patients about the benefits of the drugs and risks of addiction.
A Purdue spokesman denies the allegations and says the company is dedicated to being part of the solution.
Alabama joins a number of U.S. cities and counties, including Mobile and Baldwin counties, suing big pharma.