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May 15, 2018      4:54 PM

Texas files suit against pharma giant Purdue in Travis County court

Some legal observers expect these suits to be moved to federal court and consolidated

Texas, along with five other states, filed suit today against the creator of OxyContin in Travis County state district court under the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Hundreds of cities, counties and states have filed lawsuits over opioid abuse, going back as far as 2015, with many comparing current litigation to the tobacco litigation of the 1990s. Purdue Pharma, Endo and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals have been the most common targets. Purdue makes OxyContin. Endo makes Fentanyl. And Janssen created Duragesic.

By Kimberly Reeves

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