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New York Sues Giant US Opioid Maker Over Alleged Deceptive Marketing Practices

NEW YORK: The state of New York sued US pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma and its affiliates for allegedly deceiving doctors and patients about the risks associated with its opioid products, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a press release. "The lawsuit alleges a decades-long and continuing pattern of persistent deceptive and illegal conduct, whereby Purdue misled prescribers and patients about the risks of its opioids, including OxyContin, intentionally understating the risks…