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Rome City Commission Takes Aim at Opioid Epidemic

The Rome City Commission took aim at the opioid epidemic Monday, with a resolution officially declaring overuse of the prescription painkillers a public nuisance.

Brinson Askew Berry partner Frank Beacham, who serves as Assistant City Attorney, said the word is a legal term that positions the city to take action if the board so desires.

The resolution declares that “certain manufacturers and distributors” knowingly hid the risks and addictive nature of the medications, and now governments are bearing the financial and societal burdens.

Link to Rome News-Tribune article