In this Jan. 8, 2019 photo, Neb. State Sen. Sara Howard of Omaha speaks during debate in the Legislative Chamber in Lincoln, Neb. Howard, whose sister died of an overdose in 2009, sent a letter to the attorney general last month urging him to join a group of some 1,500 federal opioid-related lawsuits from around the country consolidated under an Ohio judge, but said she received no response. The attorney general in Nebraska has been active in combatting opioid addiction but so far has remained on the sidelines while other states and thousands of local governments have taken legal action. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Nati Harnik
FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2019, file photo, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson waits to be sworn in at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has prompted 48 states to file lawsuits and another to say it is planning to sue the drugmakers, distributors or pharmaceutical companies. Only one state has not done so. The attorney general in Nebraska has been active in combating opioid addiction but so far has remained on the sidelines while other states and thousands of local governments have taken legal action. Some attorneys for local governments in Nebraska question whether it’s the right approach. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Nati Harnik

…read more

Source:: Deseret News – World News

      

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
In opioid lawsuits, 1 state opts to stay on the sidelines

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *