Attorneys General want health insurers to review policies in opioid fight

New Mexico AG joins coalition against opioids

According to the attorney general's lawsuit filed in the Richland County Court of Common Pleas, OxyContin is Purdue's best-selling opioid, with annual sales fluctuating between $2-3 billion since 2009.

Herring today announced that a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is seeking documents and information from manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids as part of multistate investigations into the opioid epidemic.

Allergan said Tuesday that "While we work proactively with (state attorneys general) offices to provide information, it is important to put into perspective Allergan's role regarding opioids". Separately, the coalition sent information demand letters to opioid distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.

Citing statistics from the Centers for Disease Control, Wilson's office says that opioids played a part in the deaths of 761 South Carolinians in 2015, and opioid overdoses have quadrupled across the county since 1999.

Opioids - both prescription and illicit - are the main driver of drug overdose deaths nationwide and in NY.

"Opioid addiction is a public health menace to SC".

"Too often, prescription opioids are the on-ramp to addiction for millions of Americans", Schneiderman said. Some are trying to recoup the costs incurred from the surge in emergency response from spikes in opioid-related overdoses. Did they mislead patients into thinking these drugs were safe?

"In 2015, health care providers wrote enough opioid prescriptions to medicate every American around the clock for three weeks, and on the average day, more than 650,000 opioids prescriptions are dispensed in the USA", wrote the Attorney General's Office.

Teva Pharmaceuticals said, "We are committed to working with the healthcare community, regulators and public officials to collaboratively find solutions". Tennessee is leading the group of 41 attorneys general participating in the multi-state investigations.

"I'm proud to help lead this bipartisan investigation into the culpability of opioid manufacturers in creating, sustaining and extending the opioid epidemic, and I'm glad to see it move forward". Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the USA, killing more people than guns or vehicle accidents.

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