CLEVELAND Four large drug companies could resume talks on Tuesday to try to reach a $48 billion settlement of all opioid litigation against them, after agreeing with two Ohio counties to a $260 million deal to avert the first federal trial over their role in the U.S. opioid epidemic. | Video
CLEVELAND, Oct 21 The fight over who is
responsible for the opioid epidemic that has ravaged the United
States heads to court on Monday in Ohio as local governments
seek billions of dollars from companies that manufactured and
distributed the highly-addictive painkillers.
CLEVELAND A landmark trial over the U.S. opioid epidemic is on track to begin on Monday after drug companies and local governments failed to agree on a settlement on Friday that had been expected to be valued at around $50 billion.