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Judge summons drug company CEOs to discuss opioid settlement: source

Reuters India Friday, 18 October 2019
The chief executives of the three largest U.S. drug distributors and a drugmaker have been summoned to appear before a federal judge to discuss a proposal to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging they fueled the U.S. opioid crisis, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Four large drug companies reached a last-minute, $260 million legal settlement over their role in the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic, averting the first federal trial that was scheduled to start Monday morning in Cleveland. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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