In the midst of the opioid crisis, Nevada has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma.
Filed by former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the lawsuit claims that Purdue understated the risks of opioid use and over exaggerated the benefits. The lawsuit also claims that Purdue trained their sales representatives to downplay addiction risks.
Along with this, the lawsuit claims that Purdue funded research of key opinion leaders who misled physicians regarding opioid prescription dosages, misled the public that long-term use of the drug would allow individuals resume daily activities, and misrepresented the time that OxyContin was actually effective.
Las Vegas, Reno and Henderson have all hired Eglet Prince as their legal representation for the opioid litigation.