At the December 12, 2018 BOS Definition meeting, Chairman Phil Calabro and fellow Democrats John Mack, Linda Bobrin and Dennis Fisher, voted to approve hiring the New York City-based law firm of Marc J. Bern & Partners, LLP to file a civil suit in Bucks County Common Pleas Court against several opioid drug manufacturers and distributors.
“There is no single ‘magic bullet’ that will solve this problem,” said John Mack, “but putting pressure on drug companies through legal suits such as this one can help call attention to some of the bad players, some of whom are mentioned in this lawsuit.”
If the Township were to get some money out of this, small as it might be, the sentiment of the Board was that the funds be used to support opioid anti-addiction programs and implement educational programs for the general public.
The following video clip documents the discussion before the vote was taken:
[This post is an edited version of a post by John Mack. Find the original post here.]