OxyContin Manufacturer Purdue Pharma Sued By New Hampshire As Drug-Related Deaths Increase

The state of New Hampshire has sued Purdue Pharma — the company which manufactures opioid-based painkiller OxyContin — for false marketing of their product that deliberately undermined the dangers of addiction posed by the drug. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday with Merrimack County Superior Court, the state accused the drug-maker of spending millions of dollars since 1990s on deceptive advertisement for OxyContin that exaggerated the benefits of the product.

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