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City of Moultrie Joins Opioid Lawsuit

The City of Moultrie recently voted to join a national lawsuit related to the opioid epidemic.

Lawyers Near Me In Rome Georgia - Moultrie Logo IMGBrinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit. Anderson says the purpose of the lawsuit is to “eliminate the hazard to public health and safety caused by the opioid epidemic, and to recoup monies that have been spent, or will be spent, because of false, deceptive and unfair marketing and/or unlawful diversion” of the drugs by the makers and distributors.

This lawsuit stems from claims that the manufacturers of opioids used aggressive advertising and persuasion tactics to get doctors to prescribe the painkillers to patients and that distributors failed to properly monitor suspicious orders of prescription drugs.