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Alaska hires law firm for potential opioid-related lawsuit
August 25, 2017 / 6:31 PM / a month ago

Alaska hires law firm for potential opioid-related lawsuit

Alaska has hired the law firm Motley Rice to investigate pursuing a lawsuit over opioid painkillers amid a flurry of cases by state and local governments blaming drugmakers and distributors for contributing to an addiction epidemic.

A spokeswoman for Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth late on Thursday confirmed the hiring of Motley Rice, which earlier this month brought lawsuits on behalf of New Hampshire and South Carolina against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP.

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