NY joins lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma over opioid crisis

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New York joins the growing list of states taking legal action against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma over the opioid epidemic.

It accuses the company of misleading doctors and patients about the risks of opioid products.

At least 14 states have filed suits against opioid manufacturers.

The state's report shows there were more than 3,000 overdose deaths in New York in 2016, with 2,400 of them tied to opioid painkillers.

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