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Holyoke Leaning Toward Joining Opioid Lawsuit Against Drug Companies

Drug companies that make and market opioids like OxyContin are already defendants in lawsuits brought by more than 100 cities in America claiming the companies are at fault for promoting addiction, which leads to high costs for cities to deal with. The city council of Holyoke, a poor old mill town in western Massachusetts, voted to ask the mayor to join the lawsuits.



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