Officers in two Kentucky counties have voted to rent attorneys to file lawsuits towards wholesale drug distributors to assist pay for the prices of combating the opioid epidemic.
The Kentucky Enquirer studies Boone and Kenton counties accepted the measures final week, and Campbell County Decide-Government Steve Pendery says officers there’ll think about taking comparable motion at their assembly in September.
The counties would be a part of dozens of different communities across the nation, together with Louisville, which have filed comparable lawsuits.
Boone County Decide-Government Gary Moore stated any cash recovered from the lawsuit will go towards serving to individuals overcome habit.
The businesses have sought to have comparable fits dismissed saying the communities lack authorized standing to convey such claims and that they ship medicine solely to federally and state-licensed pharmacies.