New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday moved to file a lawsuit against the Sackler family, the controlling owners of Purdue Pharma, a company that has been blamed for the proliferation of the prescription painkiller OxyContin and the opioid epidemic.

The lawsuit is one of the first major legal cases James has brought outside of her office’s legal challenges to the policies of President Donlad Trump’s administration.

“The opioid epidemic has ravaged families and communities across New York,” James said.

“We found that pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors engaged in years of deceptive marketing about the risks of opioids and failed to exercise their basic duty to report suspicious behavior, leading to the crisis we are living with today. As the Sackler Family and the other defendants grew richer, New Yorkers’ health grew poorer and our state was left to foot the bill. The manufacturers and distributors of opioids are to blame for this crisis and it is past time they take responsibility.”

The complaint alleges the opioid epidemic was allowed to spread due to fraud and misconduct from both manufacturers and distributors to sell to individual pharmacies. James’s office pointed to “systemic failures” that led to shipments of painkillers to New York pharmacies despite red flags such as those prescriptions paid for in cash or written by a small number of providers.