Latest Tennessee Attorney General's Office News

Tennessee will ask to have Purdue Pharma lawsuit made public

Jun. 8, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general's office says it will object to a request by the maker of the world's top-selling painkiller to keep a complaint against it hidden from view. Tennessee was among six states that last month filed a lawsuit against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma. A judge...

6 US states accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

May. 15, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths. Drugmaker Purdue Pharma minimized risks and overstated benefits of long-term use of narcotic opioids, according to a civil complaint filed...