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May 25, 2024

Public health officer responds to county opioid lawsuit

Dr. Gail Newel, San Benito County’s public health officer, offered her thoughts following San Benito County’s move to file a federal lawsuit against a range of pharmaceutical companies that make and distribute prescription painkillers. The county joined a state and nationwide effort to fight the opioid companies in the courts while seeking repayment of tax funds spent combating the epidemic.

Below, read the exclusive San Benito Live story on the lawsuit or read the entire legal document:

http://sanbenitolive.wpengine.com/county-files-lawsuit-joins-fight-against-opioid-companies/

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