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Gainesville joins Hall, other counties in opioid lawsuit
Gainesville is joining Hall County, as well as a dozen other local governments across Georgia, in a lawsuit against the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers that officials say have been complicit in fueling the national opioid abuse epidemic. “This crisis is costing cities and counties money,” Mayor Danny Dunagan said. “I think it’s a crisis that needs to be addressed. We’re just going to join in and see if we can make a difference.”