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Several states wary of $48 billion opioid settlement proposal

Reuters India Thursday, 24 October 2019
Several U.S. states that have been ravaged by the opioid epidemic are pushing back on a proposed $48 billion settlement framework that would resolve thousands of lawsuits against five drug companies accused of fueling the addiction crisis.
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News video: Tennessee Attorney General pushes for $48 billion opioid lawsuit settlement

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After a last-minute deal to avoid the nation's first-ever federal trial over the opioid crisis, there's been a new push from Tennessee's top cop to agree to a much bigger deal to get money to fight opioid addiction as quickly as possible.

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