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The Government Can’t Have It Both Ways in the War on Opiate Abuse

The Government Can’t Have It Both Ways in the War on Opiate Abuse

The State of North Dakota – and, separately, multiple political subdivisions of the state – are suing the pharmaceutical industry for its alleged contributions to the opioid epidemic. The politics of this are obvious. The pharmaceutical industry – like the tobacco industry, the target of a similar litigation not so long ago – is not

Wayne Stenehjem, during a stop in Fargo on May 19, 2016. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service file photo

North Dakota’s Lawsuit Against the Opioid Industry Got Tossed and That’s Probably a Good Thing

I’m not convinced that the State of North Dakota should be successful in its lawsuit against the opioid industry. Clearly a district court judge feels the same way. Yesterday Judge James Hill of Burleigh County tossed North Dakota’s suit against Purdue Pharma. In that suit, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem accused the company of engaging in “an

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