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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.
North Las Vegas has joined Clark County and the City of Reno in pursuing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that produce and distribute opioids.
North Las Vegas city council unanimously approved a contract with Las Vegas law firm Eglet Prince this week.
Economists tracking federal mortality data say the opioid crisis is undercutting the productivity of people in their prime working years — 30s and 40s.
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has explained some of his opposition to discussions by the city of Reno to file suit against manufacturers of prescription opioids.
John Kapoor, who co-founded Insys Therapeutics, has been charged with racketeering and fraud for allegedly bribing doctors to overprescribe the company's powerful opioid spray.