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Iron County joins statewide legal effort against opioid makers

HURLEY — Iron County is joining other Wisconsin counties in filing lawsuits against the manufactures of opioid medications, after the Iron County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to that effect Tuesday.

The lawsuit is part of the Wisconsin Counties Association’s effort to involve as many of the state’s 72 counties as possible in legal action against the pharmaceutical companies.

“They’re trying to get all 72 counties on board, there’s right around 50 — or a little better than 50 — that are finally onboard with it,” County board chairman Joe Pinardi said after the...