Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, is one of 17 defendants named in a lawsuit filed this week by the City of Miami against drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies alleging false marketing and unlawful distribution of opioids. Miami joins about 250 other cities, counties and states engaged in opioid litigation, though the city's suit was filed in a Florida court and not in federal court, where most of the municipal actions have been consolidated.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, is one of 17 defendants named in a lawsuit filed this week by the City of Miami against drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies alleging false marketing and unlawful distribution of opioids. Miami joins about 250 other cities, counties and states engaged in opioid litigation, though the city's suit was filed in a Florida court and not in federal court, where most of the municipal actions have been consolidated. Toby Talbot AP file
Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, is one of 17 defendants named in a lawsuit filed this week by the City of Miami against drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies alleging false marketing and unlawful distribution of opioids. Miami joins about 250 other cities, counties and states engaged in opioid litigation, though the city's suit was filed in a Florida court and not in federal court, where most of the municipal actions have been consolidated. Toby Talbot AP file

Miami joins avalanche of cities, counties and states suing opioid drug makers

April 18, 2018 10:24 AM