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US-LAWSUIT-DRUGS-ADDICTION-DEAL

Mark Lanier, the lawyer representing Cuyahoga and summit counties briefs the press after an opioid trial in Cleveland, Ohio on October 21, 2019. - Three leading drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled with plaintiffs Monday just hours before they were to go on trial, a federal judge announced. The deal is worth $260 million to two Ohio counties at the center of the lawsuit but could spell billions more for 2,700 US communities devastated by addiction and overdose epidemic.The settlement involved the three leading US drug distributors -- Cardinal Health, Amerisource Bergen, and McKesson Corp and Israel's generic drug manufacturer Teva.Pharmacy chain Walgreens will continue to go to trial at a later date, said Federal District Judge Dan Polster. (Photo by Megan JELINGER / AFP) (Photo by MEGAN JELINGER/AFP via Getty Images)
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MEGAN JELINGER / Contributor
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1177445022
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AFP
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October 21, 2019
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