December 1, 2017 / 9:39 PM / 13 days ago

Purdue, Endo push back on Ohio opioid settlement talk demand

(Reuters) -

Purdue Pharma LP and Endo International Plc are pushing Ohio’s attorney general to rejoin a multistate probe into how drugmakers market and sell opioids in response to his request that they sit down and discuss a settlement.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine dropped out of that investigation, which now involves 41 states, before suing the two drug companies and three others in May in a lawsuit that accused them of deceptively marketing opioids.

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