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Cobb County joins Opioid Lawsuit

Friday, June 22, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: David Waldrep
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Jon Gargis - Marietta Daily Journal

Cobb County has become one of the latest governments to file a lawsuit against companies that make and distribute opioids as deaths related to abuse of the drug type climb locally and nationwide.

In a suit filed last week in the U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, Cobb contends that numerous pharmaceutical companies, from Purdue Pharma to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and companies that provide pharmacy services such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Walgreens and RiteAid, are responsible for “economic damages” against the county related to the opioid crisis.

 

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