Utah's Attorney General has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Purdue Pharma over the opioid crisis.
Instead, the state will pursue an administrative action against the pharmaceutical giant through Utah's Division of Consumer Protection.
"We believe it will give us the opportunity to streamline this case and get to a judgment much more rapidly than if we had stayed in state district court," Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes told reporters on Wednesday.
The administrative action was filed Wednesday against Purdue and two of its owners, Richard and Kathle Sackler. It seeks to hold them responsible for Utah's portion of the opioid crisis, accusing Purdue of overmarketing opoids and misstating the addiction risks.