Arizona Republic  |  September 29, 2022

“The plaintiffs that brought these cases, that sued them, are states, counties and local governments. Those government entities sued to, among other things, recover their costs and address the impact of addiction on individuals, families and communities going forward,” said Shelly Weizman, project director of the Addiction and Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

The lawsuits were not filed on behalf of individual families to recover individual costs and expenses, she said.

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