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Snohomish County files suit to keep opioid distributors accountable


Last updated 2/1/2019 at Noon

Noting that Edmonds is not immune to the deathly grip of the opioid crisis, Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan said he’s fully supportive of the Snohomish County Council’s unanimous vote to file a civil lawsuit against Purdue Pharma and McKesson Pharmaceutical, makers and distributors of OxyContin and other opioids, among other defendants.

Everett and the Tulalip Tribes previously filed federal lawsuits against Purdue.

In a report released earlier this month, the Snohomish Health District estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 people in Snohomish County are suffering from opioid use dis...

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