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Eddy County considers joining national lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids

 

September 9, 2019

Eddy County commissioners will be making a decision within the next two weeks about whether the county will join a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioid medications. Twenty-five other North Dakota counties have already signed on to the litigation, with five others in still deciding.

Former state legislator Curtis Olafson of Edinburg met with commissioners, presenting the reasons that North Dakota counties and a few cities are joining the national lawsuit, which is being heard in federal court.

Olafson cited that a person who receives a 20-day prescription of opioids has...



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