Announcement of legal action against the marketing and sale of opioid pain killers. Investigation background. Perdue failure to come up with meaningful settlement offer.
OAG lawsuit against Perdue detail. "Our lawsuit is the first in the nation to greatly detail how Purdue targeted Pennsylvanians with a sprawling salesforce."
Opioid background and impact by Perdue's behavior. *3:19-5:21: Statistics; drug overdose #1 accidental killer.
Perdue opioid perception. "For them opioids have been a goldmine." 5:52-"The opioid epidemic is man made."
Perdue impact and OAG thoughts. 5:52-"The opioid epidemic is man made." *6:14-Statistics: "Nearly 70 in 100 patience walked away with a prescription for opioids in 2017." 6:52- "Purdue's oxycontin's sole active ingredient, oxycodone, is a molecule nearly identical to heroin.
Perdue tactics; launching a multifaceted illegal effort targeting PA doctors and patience. *Outlined list. Good information throughout.
OAG legal action against Perdue. "We are holding doctors criminally liable when they break the law."
Perdue opioid effect on Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Dr. Beto's actions with Perdue and statistics. Perdue negligence.
Why Perdue changing the opioid perception for market gain was wrong. Background on original opioid usage. "Specifically we alledge, they went after the elderly and veterans."
Perdue marketing. "Specifically we allege, they went after the elderly and veterans." *Number statistics on Perdue sales. "Perdue has soled more than 2.9 million prescriptions."
Perdue and previous lawsuit. And adaption to market creating "pseudo addiction."
OAG Pharma lawsuit goal.
Conclusion. 22:07: "Opioid addiction has savagely inflicted pain on the most vulnerable Pennsylvanians....Perdue owes is the thousands of Pennsylvanians.