South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, left, stands next to Rep. Eric Bedingfield, whose son died previous year of a drug overdose, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at his offices in Columbia, S.C. Wilson on Tuesday announced the state had sued Purdue Pharma, accusing the maker of OxyContin and other opioid drugs of violating South Carolina's Unfair Trade Practices Act. One Nevadan dies on average each day from drug overdose, Laxalt said.
Similar lawsuits are being filed in Nevada, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Texas.
Connecticut-based Purdue denied the claims in an email statement to The Associated Press that said it will defend itself. Company spokesman Bob Josephson says the civil lawsuits followed months of negotiations with state officials to address the opioid crisis.
The potential payoff in these suits is enormous for states, counties and cities.
The state alleges that Purdue made unsubstantiated claims regarding the benefits of long-term opioids treatment and falsely represented that opioid use improved patients' function and quality of life.
" Violating the 2007 judgment by not taking steps to stop sales promotion to prescribers whose practices showed "unambiguous, credible signs of abuse or diversion".
Shafer said the county didn't want to wait for the state's lawsuit because already Shelby County suffers too big a burden from opioid addiction.
The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the lawsuit.
Paxton did not say how much money the state was pursuing but, according to a news release, his office "seeks significant penalties" from Purdue. He later withdrew the motions, allowing the district attorneys to continue handling the cases.
Staubus said Tuesday that he's pleased Slatery filed the lawsuit. "They're really on a parallel course".
In September, Paxton announced he was joining a 41-state investigation of companies that manufacture or sell opioids.
Last year, Shelby County Commissioners filed a lawsuit against almost 20 different drug manufacturers, doctors and pharmacies. Washington County is considering filing suit.
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