Buncombe Co Considering Lawsuit Against Drug Makers

Buncombe County officials are considering joining a lawsuit against the makers of addictive painkillers.

The Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in yesterday's meeting toward approving a resolution that initiates talks for potential legal action.  

The announcement backs a move by North Carolina attorney general Josh Stein, who joined with 40 other state prosecutors throughout the country in requesting that five major prescription drug makers hand over sensitive information regarding their business dealings.

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