Idaho sued Purdue Pharma for their alleged role in creating one of the deadliest marketing campaigns in history.
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden named Purdue and eight members of the Sackler Family in the lawsuit.
The statistics show from 1999-2017 the opioid death rates tripled.
Over a million prescriptions were written in just one year.
Wasden's suit claims that Purdue aggressively marketed their opioid products to change the perception of the drug by downplaying the risks, and encouraging more use than was appropriate.