Ontario Co. joins opioid lawsuit

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Pennsylvania Dr. Raymond Kraynak was indicted Thursday, December 21, 2017 on 19 counts, including charges regarding the deaths of five patients he had prescribed opioids to, according to the Department of Justice.

Ontario County has joined the group of other New York counties in a lawsuit against drug makers over the opioid crisis.

The counties seek millions to pay for costs associated to dealing with the epidemic. Attorneys say the companies created the epidemic with “deceptive marketing” that “misrepresents the safety and efficacy of long-term opioid use.” 

Several other local counties, including Monroe and Livingston, have also joined the lawsuit launched by Simmons Hanly Conroy. 

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