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Indiana attorney general files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Attorney General’s office is filing a lawsuit against opioid giant Purdue Pharma.

AG Curtis Hill says the company misrepresents the risks and benefits of opioids.

The lawsuit claims the misrepresentation has played a key role in the opioid crisis in Indiana. 

Hill said there are currently 90,000 Hoosiers battling opioid dependency or addiction.