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Opioid Litigation Nationwide May Leave States with New Funding to Combat the Epidemic

Opioid Litigation Nationwide May Leave States with New Funding to Combat the Epidemic

As the country continues its efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, states are poised to receive new sources of funding from lawsuit settlements with drug distributors. Following the success of a claim in 2007 against Purdue Pharma, hundreds of plaintiffs—ranging from small towns and counties to larger cities and states—are joining the wave of litigation. To speed up the process, many of these cases have been consolidated; one federal judge in the Northern District of Ohio is currently presiding over…

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