Virginia sues Teva Pharmaceuticals saying it misrepresented deadly fentanyl

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's attorney general has filed a new lawsuit over the opioid crisis, even as the top lawyers in some states are pushing to settle claims over powerful prescription painkillers.

Continue Reading Below

MORE BAD NEWS FOR JAILED PHARMA BRO SHKRELI

Mark Herring filed a lawsuit Thursday against Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, saying it and a company that it bought misrepresented the benefits and risks of products that include fentanyl.

A company spokeswoman did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE

Some 2,700 lawsuits have been filed nationwide against the drug industry over the toll of opioids, including at least one from nearly every state. Herring's is the first one filed by a state since a group of attorneys general announced a plan to settle suits nationally with five companies, including Teva. Few states have endorsed the $48 billion proposal so far.