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    Boston Mayor May Sue Drug Makers Over Opioid Crisis

    The office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says drug companies knowingly put customers at risk by flooing the market with powerful opiates.

    (Published Monday, Jan. 22, 2018)

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh could take pharmaceutical companies to court for their alleged role in the opioid crisis.

    The Mayor's office said Monday drug companies knowingly put customers at risk by flooding the market with powerful opiates.

    Walsh is calling out to research firms in February for data that might support his case against pharmaceuticals.

    "We've put out a request for info so we can get information on what a lawsuit would look like and what the mitigation would be for people, not necessarily loss of life, but loss of resources here in the city of Boston."

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Boston's mayor has called drug makers reckless and says they have damaged entire cities with their drugs.

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