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Humboldt County Sues Opioid Makers

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The rampant use and abuse of opioid painkillers in our country has produced many responses.  Like the people who have worked hard to make sure that overdose antidotes like Naloxone are easily available. 

Humboldt County's leaders are directing their attention at the source: the county is suing opioid manufacturers in federal court.  It joins a growing list of public agencies seeking to sanction the drug companies that make Oxycontin and the other opioids.  Humboldt County Counsel Jeffrey Blanck visits with details of suit and strategy.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.