Genesee Co. Commissioners to sue drug companies in relation to opioid epidemic


Flint, Michigan-- The Genesee County board of commissioners voted to hire three legal firms on Monday to represent the county in a lawsuit against drug manufacturers and distributors.

The paperwork said the board has reason to believe that some companies are violating state and federal laws and are responsible for the diversion of opioid drugs into the count, which in turn is increasing addiction and mortality rates.

County Commissioner Brenda Clack is hosting a town hall on Tuesday for people to learn more about opioid addiction throughout the county.

"We are seeing more bodies come into the morgue due to opioids. This is a major concern. We have to do something," said Clack.

The town hall will take place on Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.m at the Genesee County Administration building's Harris Auditorium.

The Genesee County Prosecutor and Medical Examiner will speak along with commissioners.

The town hall is free and open to the public.

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