R.I. communities sue opioid manufacturers, distributors as public nuisances

MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND communities are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors as public nuisances. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND communities are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors as public nuisances. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA
PROVIDENCE — Fourteen Rhode Island communities led by Lt. Gov. Dan McKee are filing a public nuisance lawsuit against five of the largest pharmaceutical drug manufacturers and the three largest wholesale drug distributors, companies that McKee and community leaders say made the opioid epidemic possible. The wholesale drug distributors listed as defendants in the lawsuit…

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