South Carolina files lawsuit against manufacturer of OxyContin - Purdue Pharma in worsening opioid crisis

COLUMBIA — Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a lawsuit against one of the largest pain pill manufacturers in the nation Tuesday, pulling a page from the playbook of other lawyers across the country.

The complaint filed by South Carolina's top attorney is aimed at Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin — one of many synthetic opioids that have been manufactured, shipped, prescribed and sold throughout the United States.

"Opioid addiction is a public health menace to South Carolina," Wilson said as family members of overdose victims and addiction survivors stood behind him. "We cannot let history record that we stood by while this epidemic rages." 

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