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Las Vegas, Henderson & North Las Vegas sue over opioid epidemic

Posted at 6:03 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 21:25:55-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas have filed lawsuits against numerous pharmaceutical companies, distributors, pharmacies and at least one provider for damages incurred from the opioid addiction epidemic.

The three cities filed complaints in Clark County District Court Thursday afternoon.

RELATED: Court Documents

These jurisdictions are joining over a dozen other Nevada counties and cities seeking compensation for overwhelming expenses related to emergency services, social services and the local court systems.

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