STENEHJEM JOINS ATTORNEYS GENERAL NATIONWIDE IN INVESTIGATING OPIOID MARKETING PRACTICES

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June 16, 2017


BISMARCK, ND – Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is working with a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General across the country in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids. 

“Widespread opioid abuse has resulted in a crisis all across the nation and it is appropriate to assess and address any potentially unlawful practices that may have contributed to the epidemic,” said Stenehjem.

Nationwide and in North Dakota, opioids – prescription and illicit – are a major cause of drug overdose deaths. The coalition of Attorneys General is investigating what role the opioid manufacturers may have played in creating or prolonging the national opioid epidemic. 

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