Fulton County leaders plan to file suit Monday against companies that make and distribute opioids.
The suit would be the first in the state, though the attorneys general for Ohio, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as leaders of other counties and cities outside of Georgia, have filed suit.
In a statement, a Fulton County spokesperson said use of opioids has used millions of dollars in public resources. It has been responsible for the addiction and death of hundreds of Fulton County residents.
In 2015, 104 people in Fulton County died of opioid overdoses.
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