State Attorney Generals Investigating Opioid Manufacturers
State Attorney Generals across the country are investigating drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid crisis. According to the AG of Nevada, most of the 50 states are looking into the manufacturers. The main reason for the investigations is the fact that overdoses are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the US. The Attorney Generals believe that this is an important step in combating the opioid crisis.
“The multistate investigation will help us determine the appropriate course of action we can take as attorneys general to address the opioid epidemic,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said, “I want to know whether drug companies, seeking higher profits, have recklessly and unlawfully pushed addictive opioids.”Madigan added, “We must hold drug companies accountable for their role in the epidemic levels of opioid overdoses and deaths in Illinois and around the country.”