TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 13, 2017
The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s First, Second and Third Judicial Districts jointly filed a lawsuit today in Sullivan County Circuit Court against prescription opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma and its related companies, Mallinckrodt PLC and Endo Pharmaceuticals. The suit alleges that Purdue and the related companies worked to mislead doctors and the public about the need for, and addictive nature of, opioid drugs. It also claims that schools, hospitals, police departments, taxpayers and other public and private entities will bear the financial burden of Purdue’s campaign for decades to come.