Grafton & Sullivan Counties Sign with Napoli Shkolnik Team

June 22, 2018

Commissioners in Grafton and Sullivan counties have voted to join a class-action suit that alleges the makers of prescription painkillers gave doctors misleading information about the addictive qualities of the drugs, leading to the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and elsewhere in the United States.

Grafton County Commissioner Linda Lauer said the opioid crisis has cost her county taxpayers a tremendous amount of money. “The lawyers will help us and tell us what we need,” Lauer said.

For the three-year period from 2013 to 2016, opioid-related deaths increased more than tenfold, to 363 deaths from 30 deaths, the National INstitute on Drug Abuse said.

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