“In southeast Kentucky, the docket includes a procedural matter involving Purdue Pharma LP, a pharmaceutical company based in Connecticut, that is accused of damaging a small Kentucky town. This is one of the latest pharmaceutical lawsuit Purdue has litigated related to opioid abuse.
Purdue makes the painkiller OxyContin and has never gone to trial on a case of OxyContin abuse. Purdue has won dismissals in more than 400 lawsuits related to the pharmaceutical. While it has settled some product liability pharmaceutical lawsuits related to OxyContin under non-disclosure terms, Purdue has defeated efforts to wage class-actions.”