Howard Latest County to File Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Lady JusticeHoward County has filed a complaint in Howard County Circuit Court against Purdue Pharma and other opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Howard joins a number of jurisdictions including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Carroll, Harford, FrederickMontgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Baltimore City, and the state of Maryland that have filed lawsuits against opioid manufacturers in distributors either in federal or state court.

From The Baltimore Sun:

In Howard County, more than 130 people, 38 of those from 2018 alone, have died from an opioid overdose since 2016, County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement Friday.

“We believe opioid companies have, for too long, knowingly deceived the public and manufactured a public health crisis,” Ball said. “We must put a stop to their model of profiting off of our neighbors and loved ones.”

Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more.

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