Statehouse Report | June 28, 2019
Forty-five states, including South Carolina, and many counties and municipalities around the nation are suing pharmaceutical companies. There are more than 1,000 lawsuits pending, according to Regina LaBelle, director of Addiction & Public Policy Initiative at Georgetown University.
“There really is a groundswell of all these cases,” she told Statehouse Report. “States and localities are really overwhelmed with the amount of money they’ve had to payout in face of the mounting overdose deaths in their local communities.”