Minnesota county attorneys plan lawsuits over opioid crisis


December 1, 2017

Minnesota county attorneys from across the state plan to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors for allegedly using marketing tactics akin to the tobacco industry to flood communities with addictive and deadly narcotics.

At a news conference Thursday, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said he feared late-night phone calls because so often it’s law enforcement contacting him about “another dead kid” who overdosed.



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