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Opioid Litigation

Indiana has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. The rates of opioid prescribing in Indiana reached a peak in 2012 when, on average, there were 112 opioid prescriptions for every 100 residents in the state. From 2012 through 2016, there were 58 Indiana counties with opioid prescribing rates greater than 100 prescriptions per 100 residents.

Following an extensive investigation, Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a lawsuit in Marion Superior Court against Purdue Pharma, LP; Purdue Pharma, Inc.; and The Purdue Frederick Company. The complaint was filed on November 14, 2018, and updates regarding the case can be found here.

The Indiana Attorney General has also filed the following lawsuits:

  • State of Indiana v. Richard Sackler, Theresa Sackler, Kathe Sackler, Johnathan Sackler, Mortimer D.A. Sackler, Beverly Sackler, David Sackler, and Ilene Sackler Lefcourt on May 21, 2019.
  • State of Indiana v. Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Corporation, and AmerisourceBergen Corporation on October 22, 2019.
  • State of Indiana v. McKinsey & Company on February 4, 2021. McKinsey reached a settlement with Indiana in the amount of $12,579,158 that will be used for programs related to opioid use treatment, education, and prevention.

The Office of the Indiana Attorney General has hired Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLC and Zimmerman Reed LLP as outside counsel to assist the office in the investigation and litigation.

Opioid Resources and Information:
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can locate treatment providers in Indiana by calling 211 or 1-800-682-HELP (4357).

Recovery Resources
Data About the Opioid Crisis
NextLevel Recovery Indiana

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you can locate treatment providers in Indiana by calling 211 or 1-800-682-HELP (4357).