Report: Purdue Phamra Pushed Millions of Opioids Into Virginia from 2008 to 2017
A new report says that millions of opioid pills were pushed into Virginia by Purdue Pharmaceuticals over a 10 year period.
A news release from Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office states that from 2008-2017, Purdue sold an estimated $18.7 billion dollars in opioids, and the amount of pills and patches sold was almost twice as much as Virginia’s population.
Herring says “Purdue Pharma built an empire off of pain and addiction in Virginia. So often, addiction begins at home in the medicine cabinets, but Purdue ignored its responsibilities, and, instead, boosted its sales and marketing programs to increase numbers.” Herring also stated in the news release that he is filing a lawsuit against the company for helping to create and prolong this devastating epidemic.
Herring joins a long list of other states and counties that are suing the pharmaceutical giant.