Washington state, Seattle are latest to sue opioid makers
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state and the city of Seattle on Thursday joined more than two dozen other government entities across the country suing to hold opioid makers accountable for an addiction crisis that has claimed thousands of lives.
The governments hope to recoup costs of responding to drug addiction, including money spent on emergencies, criminal justice and social services.
"Unlike earthquakes and hurricanes, this disaster is a human-made crisis," Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes told a news conference at Harborview Medical Center, where officials said more than 100... read more
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