Pharmacology experts may consult on issues involving pharmaceutical medicine, pharmaceutical companies, and drug prescriptions. In the news, the lawsuit begun in 2007 against Purdue Pharma was moved from New York federal court back to Pike Circuit Court in eastern Kentucky. The state’s Attorney General’s Office has charged Purdue Pharma with misleading consumers and health care providers on the addiction risk of OxyContin. Oxycontin has been blamed for hundreds of deaths as abuse of the painkiller has risen in the Appalachian region. Purdue Pharma L.P. is a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians more than 60 years ago.