The Attorney General’s Office is committed to leading the fight to end the opioid crisis. Our office has been taking part in a multi-state investigation involving 44 other states and the District of Columbia. This investigation has focused on whether drug manufacturers such as Purdue Pharma, Endo, Janssen, Teva/Cephalon, and Allergan have engaged in unlawful practices in marketing, selling, and distributing opioids. We are also investigating the drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.
On September 5, 2018, the Attorney General [sued Purdue Pharma] for deception and unfairness under the Vermont Consumer Protection Act and under Vermont’s public nuisance law. The complaint can be found [here]. Investigations against other drug manufacturers and drug distributors continue.