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Harford executive plans suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Harford executive plans suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

Harford County will join the growing list of Maryland counties in suing opioid manufacturers and distributors for their alleged roles in spurring an abuse crisis that has reached epidemic proportions, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman said Tuesday.

In his annual State of the County Address delivered in the County Council chambers in Bel Air Tuesday evening, Glassman said he will direct the county’s Law Department to draw up a request for proposals for such a lawsuit.

The county will use the Request for Proposal process to select an outside firm to handle the suit, according to county government spokesperson Cindy Mumby.

“We are not joining anybody’s lawsuit,” Mumby...

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