January 03, 2018 12:23 PM
Monroe County has joined a nationwide lawsuit against opioid makers, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo announced Wednesday.
The County will join over 100 others across the U.S. in the suit against drug companies that make and market opioid prescription drugs.
“The opioid epidemic has taken a heartbreaking human toll in every corner of our community and has placed a significant financial burden on local taxpayers,” said Dinolfo. “Monroe County today joined a lawsuit against the makers, marketers, and distributors of opioids who fanned the flames of addiction across our nation. We intend to hold these companies accountable for their actions in order to recoup costs for taxpayers and reinvest in increased prevention, treatment, and enforcement moving forward.”
Dinolfo says that she hopes to recoup taxpayer money spent to fight the opioid epidemic.
She added that joining the lawsuit won't lead to the loss of any more taxpayer money.
Updated: January 03, 2018 12:23 PM
Created: January 03, 2018 12:22 PM
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