Delray Beach: Drug companies should pay for Opioid Epidemic
DELRAY BEACH, Fla (CBS12) —
The City of Delray Beach is now considering forcing drug manufacturers to pay up over the Opioid epidemic plaguing the area.
According to our news partners the Sun-Sentinel, one of the largest class-action lawsuit law firms, Robbins Gellar Rudman & Dowd, approached city commissioners.
The law firm claims the city can use Florida's Consumer Protection Laws to argue that drug manufacturers misled the public. Additionally, they say they failed to report suspicious orders of opioids required by federal law.
So far in 2017, Police Records indicate they've responded to 314 overdoses. Each call costs Delray Beach $2,000. The numbers increase month to month.
City Commissioners will listen the firm's presentation during an upcoming meeting. No date has been set.