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Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)
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On Thursday, 15 states led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy and New York Attorney General Tish James announced a bankruptcy settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family over the opioid crisis. Nine states and the District of Columbia oppose the deal — including Vermont and Connecticut.

From left: VT Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Kate Van Hayes from Senator Bernie Sanders Office, Assistant Attorney General Jill Abrams, Howard Center Executive Director Bob Bick
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The Vermont Attorney General is going back to court over the opioid crisis. T.J. Donovan has filed a third lawsuit against manufacturers or distributors of the drugs that the office claims had key roles in creating the opioid epidemic in the state.

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New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed what the Democrat calls the country’s most extensive lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announces lawsuit against drug distributors
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Last September, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan stood in front of the Chittenden County Superior Court to announce that the state was suing Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of Oxycontin and other opioids. Today, he was back to announce new lawsuits against two drug distributors.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)
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A Vermont court has denied an opioid manufacturer’s motion to dismiss claims brought by the state against the company.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)
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Vermont’s Attorney General is suing Purdue Pharma, saying the manufacturer of Oxycontin has driven the opioid addiction crisis. T.J. Donovan says the billion dollar industry must account for misleading marketing.

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan (file)
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Vermont is suing a major drug company over its prescription opioid marketing practices that the attorney general says led to the drug crisis in Vermont and around the country.

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Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.