purdue pharma Utah Counties Are Suing Billion-Dollar Pharmaceutical Companies. What's Their Strategy? By Erik Neumann • Jun 4, 2018 Erik Neumann / KUER Listen Listening... / 4:12 More than two dozen counties in Utah have filed lawsuits against opioid makers or are considering doing so. But are they really thinking of going to trial with multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical companies? Utah Sues Purdue Pharma After Opioid Settlement Talks Stall By Erik Neumann • May 31, 2018 Nicole Nixon / KUER Utah is the latest state going after drugmakers for their role in the nation’s opioid epidemic.