Houston County, Alabama, is suing several manufacturers and distributors of highly addictive prescription painkillers alleging their actions are contributing to the national opioid epidemic, a public health and safety crisis. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama by Beasley Allen attorneys Rhon E. Jones, head of the firm’s Toxic Torts Section, Rick Stratton, Will Sutton and Ryan Kral. “This is a crisis created by the pharmaceutical industry, which instead of investigating suspicious orders of prescription opiates, turned a blind eye in favor of making a profit,” Jones said. “They intentionally misled doctors ... Read More
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