County Lawsuit Would Target Opioid Makers To Recover Social Costs

DULUTH — A northeastern Minnesota county commission on Tuesday, Nov. 14, is expected to approve a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical companies that make synthetic opioids in an effort to recover some of the social and public costs from the drug addiction crisis that is rocking the nation.

The St. Louis County commissioners will consider a resolution authorizing its county attorney Mark Rubin to start litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors for being complicit and complacent in the opioid addiction epidemic.

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