St. Clair County Prosecutor Sues Over Opioids

(Belleville,IL)  —  St. Clair County’s top prosecutor is suing drug makers in the U.S. because of his county’s growing opioid problem.  St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly filed the lawsuit yesterday against Purdue Pharma and Abbott Laboratories.  Kelly says the drug companies lied about the potential harm their opioid painkillers could cause.  Police and prosecutors say over-prescribed opioids helped fuel the recent spike in heroin addiction in the Midwest.