On August 29, the Honourable David Eby, Attorney General of British Columbia, announced that The Province of British Columbia has launched a class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies who manufacture opioids.

The lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, aims to recover millions of dollars in opioid-related health-care costs incurred by the provincial government.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP is proud to be co-counsel with Branch MacMaster LLP and Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP. Together we are working together to help make an impact to address the opioid crisis.

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BC Government News – British Columbia Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Industry

Global News – British Columbia steps up to hold big pharma to account for opioid crisis

News 1130 – B.C. suing drug companies for opioid crisis healthcare costs

CTV News – Father of teen killed by opioids calls B.C. lawsuit ‘overdue’

Globe and Mail – B.C. sues opioid makers for role in crisis while calling on other provinces to join

Associated Press – Canadian province to sue drug companies over opioids

Globe and Mail – B.C. alleges 20 years of deception in opioid lawsuit

Vancouver Sun – Do you support the B.C. government’s lawsuit against opioid industry

CBC – B.C. lawsuit against drug makers will shift focus away from opioid crisis, advocates fear

The Province – OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma responds to B.C. opioid lawsuit

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