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Kapszukiewicz wants city to sue drug makers and suppliers

Monday, August 28, 2017

by Toledo Blade

Toledo mayoral candidate Wade Kapszukiewicz said Monday the city of Toledo should join a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and suppliers.

Mr. Kapszukiewicz, an unendorsed Democrat, announced his stand at a news conference outside the Lucas County Courthouse where he was joined by a couple who lost their son to heroin addiction that began with the use of prescription drugs.

“I am calling on the City of Toledo to join Ohio cities such as Cincinnati, Dayton, Lorain, and Findlay in a lawsuit against drug companies. Any and all proceeds from this suit should be invested in the treatment programs for people who are suffering through this epidemic,” Mr. Kaszukiewicz said.