Over 20 Alabama hospitals sue opioid producers and retailers

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Over 20 Alabama hospitals have filed a civil lawsuit against the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of opioid-based drugs.

The lawsuit alleges they made false guarantees about addiction risks associated with opioid products. They also say the result has been widespread addiction, suffering, and loss of life in communities across Alabama, with hospitals bearing the financial burden.

These hospitals join hundreds of others across the country that have filed similar suits.

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