Filing pans Arkansas AG's bid to get 1 opioid suit tossed

Posted: April 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge contends that the opioid manufacturers the state is suing committed Medicaid fraud since the state wouldn’t have reimbursed prescription claims if the companies hadn’t lied about the drugs’ effectiveness in chronic-pain patients.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's demand that a prosecuting attorney drop a lawsuit against opioid makers that's similar to her own drew harsh responses Wednesday from the leaders of a coalition of Arkansas county and city officials.

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