AG sues opioid manufacturers, distributors alleging deceptive marketing

R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
R.I. ATTORNEY General Peter F. Kilmartin has reached a $300,000 settlement with pharmacy chain Rite Aid, which has admitted to illegally dispensing controlled substances The settlement is the result of a joint investigation by the attorney general's office, the R.I. State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. / COURTESY R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE
PROVIDENCE — Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a suit against two pharmaceutical companies and three distributors, alleging their campaign unfairly, deceptively, and fraudulently marketed and promoted opioids in Rhode Island, calling out Purdue Pharma Inc. in particular for aggressive marketing in Rhode Island. The complaint, filed in Rhode Island Superior Court, names opioid…
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