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RICHMOND JOINS LAWSUIT AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS

(Richmond, IN)--Drug addiction was a focus of Richmond Mayor Dave Snow during his State of the City Address Thursday night.  "Arrest rates for narcotics were up nearly 35% in 2017.  We're working hard to take drugs off streets," Snow said.  Snow announced Thursday night the city is working to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible.  "I will take this fight directly to them.  Last week, I contracted with a law firm to file suit against pharmaceutical companies, distributors, and possibly others who, in the firm's professional opinion, have responsibility for damages through improper marketing and distribution of opioids.".  Wayne County recently opted against pursuing a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

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