FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Fulton County will become the first county in Georgia to file a lawsuit against companies that make and distribute opioids.
Officials said the drugs are responsible for the addiction and death of hundreds in the county.
#Fulton county suing opioid distributors.— Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) October 23, 2017
“Use of these drugs has resulted in the consumption of millions of dollars in public resources,” Fulton County said in a news release.
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“Fulton County has been taking a number of steps in order to combat the problem and unfortunately yes, we are going to file a lawsuit in regards to this, as well,” said Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann.
Just last week, Fulton County commissioners authorized an additional $50,000 so first responders can have more Narcan, the medication that can reverse an drug overdose.
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