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Oklahoma top court clears way for Purdue, J&J, Teva to face opioid trial

Reuters Monday, 25 March 2019
Oklahoma's top court on Monday declined to delay a landmark trial set for May in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP and two other drugmakers of helping fuel an opioid abuse and overdose epidemic in the state.
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Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, has settled a lawsuit with the state of Oklahoma. According to Gizmodo, the company will pay roughly $270 million over claims that the company helped fuel the opioid epidemic. Major media outlets all cite “people familiar with the matter,” but...

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