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Tue May 21, 2019, 07:16 PM

North Dakota's Lawsuit Against the Opioid Industry Got Tossed and That's Probably a Good Thing

I’m not convinced that the State of North Dakota should be successful in its lawsuit against the opioid industry.

Clearly a district court judge feels the same way. Yesterday Judge James Hill of Burleigh County tossed North Dakota’s suit against Purdue Pharma.

In that suit, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem accused the company of engaging in “an aggressive and successful marketing campaign designed to persuade prescribers and patients that opioids can and should be used for chronic pain.”

Judge Hill’s reaction was…well yeah. They’re a company marketing a drug approved by the FDA to treat chronic pain.

“The state’s effort to hold one company to account for this entire, complex public health issue oversimplifies the problem,” Hill wrote in his opinion.

Read more: https://www.sayanythingblog.com/entry/north-dakotas-lawsuit-against-the-opioid-industry-got-tossed-and-thats-probably-a-good-thing/

Note: I do not agree with judge's decision.

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