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Knox County in Maine Joins Opioid Litigation

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Source: CentralMaine.com
Knox County has joined a lawsuit alleging that opioid manufacturers helped create the drug epidemic by pushing doctors to prescribe their painkillers to increase profits even though patients were becoming addicted. Knox has become the 12th county in Maine to join the lawsuits against 28 manufacturers of opioids. County Commissioners voted unanimously  to hire Napoli…Read the article

Augusta, Maine Considering Joining Opioid Litigation

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Source: CentralMaine.com
Augusta city councilors on Thursday are expected to decide whether the city should join with other municipalities and counties in a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over claims that information was withheld information about how addictive their drugs could be. Drug overdoses killed a record 418 Mainers last year, an 11 percent increase over the 376…Read the article

Waterville Considers Joining Opioid Lawsuit

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The  Waterville council will be asked to authorize City Manager Michael Roy and City Solicitor Bill Lee to engage the services of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, of New York City, and Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette LLP, of Auburn, on behalf of the city “with respect to prosecution of any legal claims against manufacturers and distributors…Read the article
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