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County magistrates vote to join lawsuit against drug companies

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By Randy Patrick

Nelson County will join some 36 other counties in suing the distributors of synthetic opioid drugs that plaintiffs believe are being overprescribed, causing addiction, sickness and death, and costing counties money in treatment.

On Tuesday, the county’s magistrates unanimously approved a request by County Judge-Executive Dean Watts to enter into a contract with an attorney through the Kentucky Association of Counties to sue the distributors.


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