‘The Worst Public Health Crisis in Decades’: First Federal Opioid Trial Slated to Begin Monday

October 22, 2019

(USA Today) – The landmark opioid litigation pitting state and local governments against makers and distributors of the highly addictive painkillers is set to go to trial Monday after attempts at a settlement broke down last week. An offer of $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services was rejected as lawyers for the 2,400 cities and counties involved clashed with states attorneys general over the distribution of the settlement.

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