Dunn County joins lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE —  The statistics are staggering.

According to a New York Times article, drug overdoses in the United States, mostly related to opioids, killed 64,000 people last year and are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 50.

How did we get to the point where opioid pain killers, such as morphine, are so widely available that people are dying of overdoses in record numbers?

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