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Indiana AG Curtis Hill files lawsuit against company known for Oxycontin

Posted at 1:37 AM, May 22, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a lawsuit against the owners and directors of a pharmaceutical company known for making Oxycontin.

Hill's office announced the lawsuit Tuesday against members of the Sackler family, the owners of Purdue Pharma.

Hill said they intentionally understated the risks of opioid use.

In an eight-year period, the family received more than $4 billion from Purdue Pharma, which has no connection to Purdue University.