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Nunavut passes law to join suit against opioid companies – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202354 Views

Nov 14, 2023

Bill 28, the Opioid Damages and Health Care Cost Recovery Act, given assent on Nov. 9

A bill to help the Government of Nunavut go after pharmaceutical companies through the courts for alleged negligence and predatory marketing is now law.

Bill 28, the Opioid Damages and Health Care Cost Recovery Act, received assent in the legislative assembly on Nov. 9, six days after it was proposed.

According to Justice Minister David Akeeagok, the purpose of Bill 28 is to preserve Nunavut’s ability to join a lawsuit against drug companies to recover damages and health-care costs arising from opioid-related illnesses and deaths.

The suit is being led by the government of British Columbia.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/nunavut-passes-law-to-join-suit-against-opioid-companies/

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