Resolution Was Passed Unanimously by County Board
DULUTH, Minn.-The St. Louis County Board unanimously handed a decision at the moment to begin litigation towards pharmaceutical opioid producers and distributors.
“Three primary manufacturers and three primary distributors are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of over 90 percent of the prescription opioids in this country,” the county board’s decision learn. “In addition to the devastating health impacts suffered by the county’s citizens, law enforcement and social services resources have been stretched nearly to the breaking point in addressing this recognized crisis.”
St. Louis County just isn’t the one municipality that’s suing the opioid producers and distributors, however many different organizations are collaborating within the lawsuits throughout the nation. The hope from the lawsuits is to obtain financial compensation from the companies concerned in opioids, to assist battle the habit issues in every neighborhood.
The new decision can even permit the county legal professional to rent an out of doors counsel to assist him within the authorized struggle.
In St. Louis County, there have been 167 overdose deaths between 2011 and 2016.