US state sues OxyContin maker

It is being accused of falsely claiming the drug is safe for treating chronic pain
malpractice

The state of Montana is suing the US marketer of OxyContin, following a multi-state investigation into the pharmaceutical company’s marketing practices.

Attorney-General Tim Fox says Purdue Pharma misrepresented the risk of long-term use of its drug and falsely claimed it was safe for treating chronic pain.