Alleghany County On Board With Drug Makers Lawsuit

Alleghany County is among several cities and counties in southwest Virginia filing lawsuits against drugmakers seeking compensation for the public-health fallout from the opioid-addiction crisis. Nearly 2,000 local governments across the country have filed similar lawsuits. The lawsuits filed Wednesday come a day after OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and the company’s controlling family agreed to pay $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the drug.