Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Jun 16 2017

In response to media inquiries regarding a bipartisan coalition of Attorneys General from across the country participating in an ongoing investigation to evaluate whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement:

“I’m committed to combating the opioid epidemic that is devastating Washington families. I’m currently hosting a two-day summit on the opioid epidemic that began Thursday in Seattle, convening law enforcement, health experts and prosecutors to address this important issue.

“That said, the Attorney General’s Office does not comment on any potential investigations, including confirming or denying their existence.”

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The Office of the Attorney General is the chief legal office for the state of Washington with attorneys and staff in 27 divisions across the state providing legal services to roughly 200 state agencies, boards and commissions. Visit www.atg.wa.gov to learn more.

 

Contacts:

Brionna Aho, Interim Communications Director, (360) 753-2727; brionna.aho@atg.wa.gov