Lawyers want the testimony from OxyContin company's ex-chief
June 25, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A lawyer for one of the country's largest manufacturers of prescription painkillers says the public has "no right of access" to the testimony of its former president about how the company marketed the dangerously addictive OxyContin.
The Kentucky attorney general's office sued Purdue Pharma in 2007, accusing it of misleading the public about just how addictive the opioid-based painkiller really was. They said that helped fuel a wave of addiction in Appalachia and beyond that cost the state millions of dollars in health care costs and incalculable amounts of suffering...