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The news comes as Cigna announces it will no longer cover OxyContin as a preferred option on its commercial drug lists.
"Connecticut has to get a lot more serious" about approaching the opioid abuse epidemic, Rudy Marconi said.
Purdue Pharma's funding will provide naloxone kits for opioid overdose as well as training for police officers.
Landau takes over the same day as a third state files a lawsuit against the company for its marketing practices of OxyContin and other opioids.
Although which companies will be under investigation was not disclosed, it seems likely that Stamford’s Purdue Pharma, already the subject of several lawsuits, will be included.
Meanwhile, Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill designed to further the state’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
Among other reasons, Purdue Pharma maintains that the city of Everett has failed to demonstrate a direct link between the company’s conduct and the illegal actions it maintains have taken place.
Purdue is accused of being "accountable for knowingly, recklessly, and/or negligently supplying OxyContin to obviously suspicious physicians and pharmacies," among other things.
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