‘This Is a Killer on Our Streets’: L.A. Mayor, City Attorney Announce Lawsuit Against Opioid Companies

Los Angeles has joined a number of other U.S. cities in suing opioid manufacturers and distributors over the drugs' role in rising overdose deaths, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday.

In 2016 alone, Los Angeles saw 327 opioid-related deaths — a number that's higher than the homicide rate, Mayor Eric Garcetti said, speaking alongside Feuer during a news conference.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer speaks at a news conference announcing a lawsuit against nine drugmakers and...

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