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Oregon sues OxyContin maker, alleging racketeering

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By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes OxyContin, saying it misrepresented the risks and benefits of the drug and lied to a state regulatory agency to maximize profits.A spokesman at Purdue Pharma, targeted by Thursday’s lawsuit in Multnomah Circuit Court, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said that over the last decade, Purdue has engaged in racketeering and […]
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