As the opioid epidemic grows and worsens, so too do the real-life consequences here in Pierce County. That surely played into Tacoma’s decision last week to add its name to a growing list of cities, counties and states that have filed lawsuits against major prescription opioid manufacturers.
As the opioid epidemic grows and worsens, so too do the real-life consequences here in Pierce County. That surely played into Tacoma’s decision last week to add its name to a growing list of cities, counties and states that have filed lawsuits against major prescription opioid manufacturers. Dreamstime TNS
As the opioid epidemic grows and worsens, so too do the real-life consequences here in Pierce County. That surely played into Tacoma’s decision last week to add its name to a growing list of cities, counties and states that have filed lawsuits against major prescription opioid manufacturers. Dreamstime TNS

Lawsuits worked to curb Big Tobacco. Tacoma is right to try the same against opioid makers

September 20, 2017 11:00 AM

UPDATED September 20, 2017 11:50 AM

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