Through lives lost to overdoses or changed forever due to addiction and numerous cascade effects such as increases in property crime and demand for services, the costs of the opioid epidemic are staggering. And who’s bearing the cost? People, families, and local places are carrying a lot of it. And now they’re using the legal system to recapture those costs.
Get the full story on the legal battle taking shape over who’s responsible for the opioid crisis from NPR.