Rutledge Says Oklahoma Opioid Manufacturer Decision Reaffirms Arkansas Epidemic
August 26, 2019
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LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued this statement following the Oklahoma District Court’s decision holding an opioid manufacturer accountable for its contribution to the epidemic of addiction that has swept our nation.
“Today’s decision in Oklahoma only reaffirms our case against this opioid manufacturer and the crisis it created by lying to Arkansans about the addictiveness of its products,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “In 2018, there were over 186 million opioid pills sold in Arkansas, and we still have a long way to go to overcome the devastation. I will hold all manufacturers accountable for the generation of addiction they have created and bring back the resources for treatment for the citizens of our great State.”