City of Middletown files lawsuit against Purdue Pharma


The city of Middletown is the latest to file a lawsuit seeking damages suffered in combating the opioid epidemic.

Middletown’s lawsuit targets eight members of the Sackler family, the owners of Stamford-based drug maker, Purdue Pharma.

Purdue makes the painkiller, OxyContin

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The suit claims the Sacklers directed Purdue’s salesforce to implement deceptive marketing practices that killed Middletown residents.

The Sackler family has denied direct involvement in previous lawsuits.


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