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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter
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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is suing more than a dozen U.S. drug manufacturers.

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The Cherokee Nation is seeking restitution for a drug abuse epidemic that has disproportionately affected members of its tribe.

The nation filed a lawsuit against major pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy retailers in tribal court on Thursday, alleging that these companies have unjustly profited off of selling medically unnecessary amounts of prescription opioids.