New Mexico adds 3 to suit against opioid makers, wholesalers


December 22, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general's office added on Wednesday three new pharmaceutical companies to a lawsuit accusing opioid manufacturers and distributors of exacerbating the state's drug addiction crisis.

Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Mallinckrodt, Insys, and Noramco were added to a lawsuit in state district court against five of the nation's largest opioid manufacturers and three major wholesale distributors.

The suit accuses opioid manufacturers of aggressively pushing highly addictive and dangerous drugs and falsely representing to doctors th...

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