Champaign County to take legal action over opioid crisis
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS) —
Champaign County plans to take legal action against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the opioid crisis.
On Tuesday night, the County Board voted to hire three law firms that will file a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies on behalf of Champaign County.
In doing so, the county hopes to hold drug companies accountable and be granted the money the county has already spent fighting the opioid crisis.