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Drug firms avert landmark opioid trial as talks on $48-billion settlement set to resume

Oct 21 2019

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

Reckoning with U.S. opioid crisis as $8 bln Ohio trial kicks off

Oct 21 2019

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.

Opioid settlement talks fail, landmark trial expected Monday

Oct 18 2019

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.

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