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Snohomish County files lawsuit to hold Purdue and others accountable


Last updated 1/28/2019 at Noon

On Monday, Jan. 28, the Snohomish County Council – with the support of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, Snohomish County Executive and Snohomish County Sheriff – unanimously voted to file a civil lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, makers of Oxycontin, and McKesson Pharmaceutical, distributors of Oxycontin and other opioids, as well as others.

The lawsuit asserts that Purdue, McKesson, and others caused significant harm to Snohomish County by, among other things, recklessly ignoring criminal activity and pursuing corporate interests over the interests of our residents.

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