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More States File Opioid Lawsuits Against Drug Firms

Litigation against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP is intensifying as six more U.S. states on Tuesday announced lawsuits, accusing the company of fueling a national opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its prescription painkillers to generate billions of dollars in sales. …

U.S. AG Sessions Seeks Role in Talks to Settle State, Local Opioid Lawsuits

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought court permission to participate in settlement negotiations aimed at resolving lawsuits by state and local governments against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The Justice Department said in a brief it wanted to participate in …

Judge Says Trial Over Opioids May Be Necessary

A federal judge pushing for a settlement in lawsuits by state and local governments against drug companies over their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic said on Wednesday that trials may be needed after both sides identified barriers to reaching …

Judge Overseeing Local Opioid Lawsuits Hopes for ‘Meaningful’ Settlement

The judge overseeing U.S. cities’ and counties’ lawsuits against makers of opioid painkillers said he hopes a sweeping resolution can be worked out by the end of the year that will have a “meaningful impact” on the burgeoning drug epidemic. …