Maine County Passes Order: Opioid Epidemic A Public Nuisance

March 16, 2018

After last month joining a growing list of Maine municipalities and counties that are part of a nationwide lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, Androscoggin County commissioners passed an order claiming the opioid epidemic is a public nuisance.

The order, requested by the attorneys representing communities throughout the country, puts the county on record saying that the growing epidemic is affecting county resources, including enforcement, treatment and the high cost of lives.

The county retained the New York law firm of Napoli Shkolnik, which is spearheading the nationwide lawsuit being filed by hundreds of communities.

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