By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
Attorney General Steve Marshall announced plans Thursday to participate in a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the US who are investigating whether opioid drug manufacturers are engaging in illegal marketing and sales practices.
Opioid overdoses — one of the nation’s fastest growing causes of deaths —resulted in more than 33,000 deaths nationwide in 2015, which is more than four times the same statistic in 1999. The number now rivals deaths from car accidents and firearms.