US opioid lawsuits

    • US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

      US opioid lawsuits on verge of settlements with 4 companies

      The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the US to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday when lawyers for local governments announced they were on the verge of a $26 billion settlement with the nation’s three biggest drug distribution companies and the drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, AP reports.

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