Opioid lawsuit?

RICHMOND – Missouri opioid deaths increased 10-fold in less than 20 years, exploding from fewer than 100 in 1999 to 952 in 2017, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reported in March.

What is the Ray County Commission doing to address the opioid crisis here?

Over the past year, commissioners have talked about whether to sue major drug makers and distributors at the national or county level, or whether to do nothing. Commissioners continued talking Tuesday, but with a sharper focus that...


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