Local Efforts for Public Awareness

Multnomah County Law Suit Against Opioid Makers

In 2017, Multnomah County filed a lawsuit against several major opioid producers/distributers such as Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, among others. The basis for the suit is that these distributors spent a lot of money to market and push opioids to Oregon providers with misinformation about the long-term effects of chronic opioid use, contributing to our current opioid epidemic.

For more information:
Summary of the law suit
Official Complaint: Multnomah County v. Opioid Makers and Distributors