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Law firm files suit against drug companies

February 03, 2018 11:44 AM

A major national law firm has filed suit against multiple drug companies and doctors, on behalf of Columbia County.

At issue -- what Simmons, Hanly, and Conroy calls "aggressive and fraudulent" marketing of prescription opioid painkillers.

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Columbia County is just one of many across the country hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

According to the suit, at least 41 county residents died from opioid overdose between 2003 and 2014.

The law firm is also representing New York City and 12 other counties in legal action against some drug manufacturers and prescribers.

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Aidan Bean

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