Pittsylvania County sues 15 companies for their contribution to opioid epidemic

Posted September 26th, 2018.

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Channel 13

by Rachel Langlitz

PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. (WSET) — Pittsylvania County has joined the fight against the opioid industry and has filed suit.

The county says they are suing 15 manufacturers and distributors for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids.

The lawsuit alleges they misrepresented the truth about the drug benefits and addiction risks.

The county also says the financial cost of the epidemic has hurt them.

They say the jail is overcrowded, the number of kids in foster care is up, and criminal activity is on the rise too.

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