Dane County could join dozens of states, counties and cities suing pharmaceutical companies for actions they contend have contributed to the opioid overdose epidemic affecting Wisconsin and much of the country, County Executive Joe Parisi said Wednesday.

Under a resolution to be introduced Thursday to the County Board, county lawyers would be instructed to pursue a legal remedy to hold the companies accountable for what Parisi called their responsibility in triggering the epidemic.

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