Portland City Council Considering Suing Opioid Manufacturers

Published: Aug. 3, 2017 at 6:29 AM EDT
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The Portland City Council is considering whether to sue opioid manufacturers.

If they do, the city would be joining several communities across the nation in this legal fight.

City councilors met behind closed doors to weigh their options, moving forward with this lawsuit wouldn't be cheap, according to the mayor, Ethan Strimling.

Strimling says he's looking forward to hearing what City Attorney's recommended in their research.

He does believe the pharmaceutical companies have played a role in this crisis, plauging the country and Portland.

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